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60 min $95 | 30 min $58 | 45 min $78 | 90 min $138 

Prenatal pregnancy massage

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage ­– to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.

Research shows that women who receive massage therapy report decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain. Cortisol levels decrease and, in turn, excessive fetal activity decreases, and the rate of prematurity is lower in the massage group. In a study of labor pain, women who receive massage therapy experience significantly less pain, and their labors are on average 3 hours shorter with less need for medication. Urinary stress hormone levels (norepinephrine) decrease, women have fewer complications during labor, and their infants have fewer postnatal complications (e.g., less prematurity). 

Our therapists are trained in Prenatal Massage and know how and where to help provide relief. They also know which areas and techniques to avoid. Still, it's important to communicate with them and tell her where you need attention. Let them know right away if anything during the massage – including your positioning – is causing you any discomfort. We provide treatment in side-lying positions or with our staff-tested preggie pillows. These pillows, available in two sizes, allow you to safely lie facedown.

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postnatal massage

Postnatal Massage

Postnatal massage is one of the best ways to care for yourself and your baby after birth. Let us help you relax and feel cared for during this intense time of your mothering journey. 

During the first few weeks of postpartum, healing has to occur in the site within your uterus where the placenta was attached. This is an internal scar that slowly heals as the uterine size diminishes. As a result, you may be experiencing mild to severe cramping, and your pelvic floor may be very sore from an episiotomy or tearing. After birth not only your uterus, but your intestinal tract and urinary bladder have to regain their original positioning after being pushed to the side to make room for your growing baby. Your abdominal muscles may now be very relaxed and flaccid, you may feel especially weak and sore when attempting to sit up. During this time, your breasts become enlarged, sore, and sensitive as the milk ducts go into production. Breastfeeding can put strain on your back and shoulders. 

Regular massage during the postnatal period is very beneficial to all new moms. Postnatal massage not only gives you nurturing and emotional support to help you gain back your lost energy, but also helps the body return to its condition before pregnancy. Body, mind and soul are nurtured and rejuvenated, helping you be the best mom you can be. 

Postnatal Massage:

- Provides deep relaxation. This is very important when you become exhausted after night feedings. 
- Relieves shoulders and neck pain from carrying and breastfeeding a baby. 
- Helps restore the uterus to its original state. 
- Helps to eliminate excess body fluids and reduces fluid retention. 
- Helps in weight loss by giving new tone to your muscles. 
- Increases blood circulation. 
- Helps you feel good about yourself. 

Mothers who deliver without complications can start their postnatal massage as soon as they are comfortable and ready. For caesarean delivery, it is best to wait for at least 2 weeks or until the incision is properly healed. Sessions are usually scheduled weekly for the first 12 weeks postpartum. Book our professional on-site Child Minding or bring your baby into your treatment room and nurse your infant while your receive massage in a side lying position. 

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infant massage

Infant / Child Massage Training  60 min $90

In this session, you learn how to massage your baby! Our specially-trained therapists first use a doll to demonstrate simple, effective techniques that will soon have you hands on with your baby. Massage can be particularly good for premature babies, helping them to grow and thrive. But massage is good for full-term babies too. Massage may help your baby to:

- Strengthen his/her attachment to you
- Stay relaxed and not get upset
- Cry less
- Sleep better

Note: We recommend no more than two caregivers attend. This treatment includes a take-home handout and massage oil. If baby decides they don't want to stay for the full hour, mum and dad are still responsible for paying for the full time booked.

A terrific gift for new/expectant parents!

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