pregnancy

pregnant woman wearing white dress
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exercise & movement

Evidence suggests that exercise has many positive benefits, during and after pregnancy, allowing for a quicker recovery, improved sleep quality and can be used to improve both mental and physical well-being.

pregnancy massage

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

  • tranquil relaxation and reduce stress
  • relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs
  • increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
  • reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
  • may help to improve outcome of labour and eases labour pain
  • enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
  • provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.

c – section scar massage

Go beyond letting the scar heal and care for it.  Much has happened in the body, during pregnancy and especially during C-section.  Through touch we can encourage the tissues to move well, to aid movement and function, but also encourage somebody to touch their body after C-section

pelvic girdle pain

1 in 5 women are affected by PGP

symptoms include

  • pain & stiffness in the pelvic joints
  • difficulty walking, climbing stairs & turning over in bed
  • pain & dysfunction can persist for months or years without treatment

treatment

  • treatment of the pelvic joints and soft tissues is safe & effective during & after pregnancy
  • early diagnosis and treatment can resolve symptoms during pregnancy
  • k – taping in pregnancy may help with low back pain, groin pain & posture control