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is Prenatal Massage Dallas Fort Worth?
Pregnancy is a time of major structural,
physiological, psychological, spiritual, and social
changes. Some of these changes produce discomforts
and concerns, which can be addressed with
appropriate massage therapy and body use guidance.
Pregnancy massage therapy is beneficial throughout
the nine months of a low-risk pregnancy. If you are
not having a low risk pregnancy, discuss your
condition with your physician or midwife. After
further discussion, you may be able to receive
therapy with additional written release.
Pregnancy Massage Therapy can
include specific light and deep pressure massage, Myofascial
techniques, circulatory work, acupressure,
reflexology, and other techniques.
Benefits of Prenatal massage Dallas Fort Worth:
therapy during pregnancy is not intended to replace
appropriate prenatal care. When used as a form of
adjunctive health care, some of its possible
· Reduces stress
and promotes relaxation.
emotional support and physical nurturing,
particularly for those who are alone in the process,
either literally or by the emotional absence of the
· Reduces and
alleviates neck, back, and joint pain caused by
posture, muscle weakness, tension, extra weight, or
muscle spasms, cramps, and fibrosis.
stress on weight-bearing joints and musculo-fascial
structures (sacroiliac joint, mid-back and lumbar
tension, fatigue, and headaches, soothe nerves to
help with sleep problems, and possibly reduce blood
pressure through relaxation and stress reduction.
blood and lymph circulation and supports the
physiological process of gestation, by supporting
the work of the heart, increasing cellular
respiration, reducing edema, and contributing to
sympathetic nervous system sedation. Reduces the
possibility of problems with swelling, varicose
veins, and leg cramps.
· Helps maintain
skin elasticity to ease stretch marks and
· Assists with
the management of digestive complaints such as
constipation, gas, nausea, and indigestion.
deeper, easier breathing.
self-esteem and self image, helping the pregnant
woman feel more at home in her changing body.
· Develops the
sensory awareness and relaxation necessary to be an
active and responsive participant in the birth
experience. (in order to birth, the musculature of
the legs, back, abdomen, and pelvic floor must
release to allow the uterus to labor with no
· Provides a
pregnant woman with the experience and model of
that encourages her to touch her baby
thorough massage session takes at least one hour,
during which you will be comfortably supported in a
side-lying position and draped for your comfort.
Only the body part being worked on is exposed. The
room will be quiet and comfortable. It is fine to
interrupt the massage to use the restroom, however,
for maximum comfort, avoid heavy eating and drinking
for two hours before your session.
Complications of pregnancy, which would
contraindicate massage therapy (if resolved,
participation is possible with additional
· Early labor
· GEPH (Pre-eclampsia)
Other conditions contraindicating participation in
massage therapy (if resolved, participation is
possible with additional midwife/physician release):
· High blood
· Heart disease
· Kidney and
· Any infectious
· Cancer or
for affected areas only:
irritation and/or discharge
erythematosus and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome
High Risk Pregnancies, as defined by the American
College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (in some cases,
requires additional midwife/physician release):
pulmonary, or liver disorders
· Mother's age
under 18 or over 35
factor or maternal genetic problems, including DES
exposure and other uterine abnormalities
· Risk of fetal
growth retardation, abnormal fetal movement or
· Systemic lupus
erythematosus and Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
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