Pregnancy has dramatic physiological and psychological effect, which can make it a very stressful time for many women. Gait, posture and balance are altered due to the numerous anatomical, physiological and hormonal changes increasing the risk for musculoskeletal disorders, such as lower-back pain, leg cramps, hip pain, and fall injuries.
Mother and baby share the same internal environment - whatever she feels, eats and drinks affects the fetus. When the mother is stressed, the baby becomes hyperactive and agitated. Studies have shown that stress hormones could make the child susceptible to various diseases. During pregnancy regular massage can be very helpful to alleviate:
Lower-back, hip and knee pain
Neck tension and headaches
The new mother requires as much nurturing and support as her newborn. After birth, massage therapy aids the healing of muscles, ligaments and tissues offering relief from soreness and fatigue, and it can help mothers deal with the physical, hormonal and emotional changes caused by pregnancy and childbirth.
Pregnancy Massage Treatment
Depending on the individual needs of each person, Anna uses a combination of Myofascial Release, Deep Tissue, Trigger Point Therapy, Swedish, and Cupping to reduce muscle tension, pain, or stress. Lymphatic Drainage Therapy and Kinesio Taping are applied in cases of ankle, hand swelling, and water retention. Pregnancy pillows take the pressure off your lower back and allow you to lie face-down.
"I saw Anna throughout my last two pregnancies and I wish I had found her for my first one too. Her treatment doesn't compare with any of the other pregnancy massages I have tried. She was an immense help with the sciatic flare-ups and kept me pain-free. I don't know what I wouldn't have done with out her. I continue seeing her now, nursing and carrying my kids takes a toll. A life saver!"