Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
Other potential benefits of prenatal massage:
· Reduced back pain.
· Reduced joint pain.
· Improved circulation.
· Reduced edema.
· Reduced muscle tension and headaches.
· Reduced stress and anxiety.
· Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles.
· Better sleep.
Origins of Prenatal Massage
For thousands of years, Massage has been applied as an effective, valuable therapy during Pregnancy and Childbirth in nearly all-traditional cultures. The origins of Pregnancy Massage really date back to the beginning of the recorded use of Massage. The 3000-year-old discipline of Ayurvedic Medicine has ancient texts with instructions about Massaging Pregnant Women with oils during and after Pregnancy. Sculptures of Eskimo Women show that Massage was applied during Labor. The title “Doula”, used to denote a profession devoted to Care during Pregnancy, 2000 years ago was a Greek Slave that attended the Lady of the House during Childbirth. Chemical drugs and medical intervention were not available options in ancient times, so Massage was employed not by scientific reasoning, but because the physiological effects could be readily seen. Massage was used to reposition the Baby if necessary during Labor, tone and comfort the Mother’s Body during Pregnancy, and speed Postpartum Healing after Birth.
Cost for Prenatal Massage:
1. In my place: $ 70
2. In the house of the client: $ 100
I can offer receipts for insurance for Prenatal Massage.
Nothing more fascinating than the mystery of life.
And pregnancy is exactly that: the mystery of life.
A human been will come out of the body of another human been.
There is a very interesting mixture of feelings when you touch the belly of a pregnant lady. And is hard to describe all these feelings with words. I consider myself very – very lucky to can experience these feelings because of my profession.
I have given for first time massage to a pregnant lady in my hometown in Greece. I was just a student in the Massage School at the time. ( And in my small hometown at the time was not another Massage therapist to offer the service.) The expected mother did feel very nice. And later when the baby was born they sent me a picture of the newborn. When I got that picture I decided to take the prenatal massage course also.
Later when I was working as Massage Therapist in Athens I did massage several “mothers to be”.
In Montreal I got also the certification.
In Greece or in Canada, I always kept very friendly relations with the “future mothers” that I massaged.
I cannot describe it in other words:
Offering prenatal massage is simply sensational!