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Prenatal and Postnatal Massage

Prenatal massage pregnancy massage

Booking a Session:

You can receive a massage during any stage of pregnancy with a qualified therapist provided there are no specific contraindications. Belly work is always optional and isn't done until 20 weeks.

Postpartum work can also be done at any time with the understanding that you will need to wait 4 weeks after a vaginal birth and 8 weeks after a cesarean birth for belly work.

Initial Session:

Intake highlights, lots of massage, including belly work after 20 weeks (gestational age), 4 weeks post vaginal birth, 8 weeks post cesarean birth, if desired.  Self care massage instruction as needed. 

     

Followup Sessions:

Ongoing support and troubleshooting, more massage!

Pricing:

Initial Pre/Postnatal Session, 90 minutes: $135

Followup Pre/Postnatal session, 90 minutes: $135

Followup Pre/Postnatal Session, 75 minutes: $125

Initial Lower Income Postnatal session, 90 minutes: $100

 

Why Pre- and Postnatal Massage?

The structural, hormonal and emotional/spiritual changes experienced during and afterwards pregnancy need support! Maintaining your comfort, preparing for labor and birth, and recovering after this amazing event can be greatly assisted with massage.  Here are some of the specific benefits:

REPRODUCTIVE

-Decreases ligament discomfort.

-Enhances optimal function and alignment of all reproductive organs.

-Supports optimal fetal alignment by relaxing restricted areas.


MUSCULOSKELETAL

-Decreases chronic muscle tension, restores balance to overstretched muscles and ligaments.

-Improves pelvic alignment, addressing sciatic and hip pain.

-Improves sacrum mobility and alignment to facilitate an efficient birth.


CIRCULATORY

-Improves blood flow through the body, and to the baby!

-Improves blood flow to pelvic floor muscles.

-Improves lymphatic circulation and decreases incidence of edema (swelling).


RESPIRATORY

-Releases tension in ribcage and diaphragm, making it easier to breathe more deeply.

-Adresses rib pain.

NERVOUS

-Increases oxytocin, the good feeling hormone!

-Supports emotional healing of past traumas. 

DIGESTIVE

-Can help with digestion:

   -Easing nausea and heartburn.

   -Reducing constipation.

Please feel free to contact me via the contact page, phone or email if you have specific questions.  New clients must schedule online.

612-398-9122

osunray@gmail.com

Postnatal massage postpartum massage

50% charge for cancellations without 24 hours notice, emergencies accepted.

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