Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage

The benefits of pregnancy massage vary because a pregnancy massage specialist offers much more than knowledge to support you safely in your prenatal journey.  If you like, the bodyworker can attend your birth and also serve in a supporting role postpartum.  As an instructor of all three stages of pregnancy massage, Chula believes that pregnant clients would be wise to seek out a specialist who understands pregnancy conditions, contraindications, correct positioning as well as the emotional stages the client might be experiencing throughout pregnancy. In choosing a pregnancy massage specialist, the pregnant client and baby will be safe and well cared for.

Chula Linda Gemignani has been a bodyworker for 15 years+ and a prenatal specialist since 2009 after studying under Carole Osborne.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage
  • Maintaining regular prenatal care will help the circulation remain healthy throughout pregnancy.
  • Promotes relaxation, lowers cortisol, stress and anxiety and promotes a good sleep.
    Promotes a healthy inner environment for the client to grow a baby in.
  • Promotes body awareness, mobility, flexibility and preparedness to birth the baby.
  • Offers the client a listening ear to voice any concerns or emotions.
    Addresses and treats deeper physiological responses to the stages pregnancy (Digestion, breathing, high blood pressure, blood and lymph circulation).
  • Prepares the client’s somatic syncing of body and mind for an easier birth.
  • Addresses and solves bodily pain and tension.
  • Reduces ligament strain.
  • Opens the thoracic lumber and ribs, allowing for deeper and easier breathing.
  • Helps musculoskeletal structural alignment and integration throughout pregnancy, during birth and postpartum.
  • Strengthens posture.
  • Prenatal and Postpartum massage grows a peaceful, touch-based core understanding of connection that can travel from massage therapist to client/mom and then from client/mom to baby.
  • Reduces swelling and cramping.
  • Reduces carpal tunnel symptoms.
  • Reduces back pain, sciatica, ribs out, neck, shoulder and jaw tension.
  • Reduces stretch marks.

    The Benefits of At Birth Massage

  • Reduces ligament strain, and body pain.
  • Gives the birthing mother ( and Father) the extra support she/he needs.
  • Prepares the mothers’ body for an easier, quicker birth.
  • Opens pelvic floor, takes pressure off sacrum and sacral ligaments.
  • Can help induce a late term pregnancy.

The Benefits of Postpartum Massage

  • Promotes relaxation and lowers cortisol.
  • Improves circulation.
  • Reduces back pain, sciatica, ribs out, neck and shoulder pain from nursing.
  • Postpartum massage helps with milk production.
  • Releases muscle strain due to labor and delivery.
  • Balances hormones which can help decrease the onset of postpartum depression.
  • Helps the postpartum client heal from birthing the baby through natural childbirth or cesarean.
  • Prenatal and postpartum massage grows a peaceful, core understanding of connection that can travel from massage therapist to mom and then mom to baby/partner/both.
  • Offers the mother a listening ear to voice any concerns or emotions.
  • Promotes peace.

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