Prenatal Massage, sometimes referred to as Pregnancy or Maternity Massage, is massage therapy specially designed for a pregnant woman; it can alleviate some of the most common discomforts and challenges experienced by pregnant women.
Pregnancy is hard on a woman’s body. Most women experience some degree of back pain during pregnancy. Many women also experience swelling in the feet and hands, sore joints, shortness of breath, muscle spasms, digestion difficulties and general aches and pains throughout the body. Massage therapy during pregnancy can alleviate many of these physical symptoms, and generally reduce a woman’s stress and anxiety level.
Is it safe?
Prenatal massage is not like any other type of massage. First, pregnancy obviously prevents the client from lying face down on a table. Second, many women find lying on their backs uncomfortable after the first trimester. Third, the weight of the uterus and fetus can put pressure on certain arteries, causing reduced blood flow to the baby. Because of all of these factors, it’s extremely important that the pregnant woman is positioned correctly during the massage. At Touch of Class, you’ll be treated by a licensed therapist who has received training in prenatal massage, and who understands the unique needs of a pregnant woman seeking massage therapy.
The American Pregnancy Association believes that massage during pregnancy is not only safe, but is a positive addition to the pregnancy experience, one that can improve pregnancy, labor, and the emotional health of the new mom. If you’re expecting, we encourage you to discuss all of your physical activities, including massage, with your healthcare provider.
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In practice, Myofascial Release
is a gentle therapy, consisting
of a mixture of light stretching
and massage work. During a
session, the therapist will
apply hands-on massage
strokes in order to release
tension from the fibrous bands
of the muscles, bones, nerves
and joints, by unblocking any
scar tissue or adhesions due
to injury in the muscles and surrounding tissues.
The therapist will often use light to moderate traction
and twisting strokes to apply the appropriate tension
on the soft tissue, and to achieve a full reflex range
of the muscle. This slow and subtle technique can
be used to unblock fascia and muscle throughout
the body restoring total physical harmony.
Myofascial release is a safe therapy that can be used
as a preventative method or to promote the healing
of an injured, stiff or painful muscle. However, this
therapy has also been affective in treating patients
with sloppy posture, chronic fatigue, severe tension
and anxiety, as well as repetitive stress injuries
of the muscular-skeletal system.
Myofascial release therapy is applied hands-on, in
kneading-style strokes that are meant to stretch,
loosen, soften and lengthen muscle tissues.
The strokes are applied with gentle pressure, and
held for approximately 2-mintues in order for the
stretch to have its full effect on the muscle. Typically
the same stretch is performed more than once by
the therapist until the muscle is totally relaxed
and a release is felt. The therapist will always apply
massage in the direction of the muscle fibers to
encourage the full range of motion of the muscle.
A typical Myofascial Release massage lasts an
hour, and afterwards clients often rave about the
total release of body tension they experience.
This is why the treatment is often recommended
to soothe a plethora of pain-associated conditions
including migraine headaches,menstrual cramps,
menopause-related pain, carpal tunnel syndrome,
arthritis, Fibromyalgia, whiplash and muscle
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