Your prenatal massage therapist at our Scarborough, ON clinic can help nurture a more balanced body that’s better able to deal with the many complaints of pregnancy.
Pregnancy produces many stresses on the body, often creating discomfort and ailments that can be alleviated through prenatal massage therapy. Your prenatal massage therapist at our Scarborough, Ontario clinic can help nurture a more balanced body that’s better able to deal with many common complaints of pregnancy: backaches, hip pain, leg cramps, heartburn, sore breasts, constipation, sleep problems, carpal tunnel syndrome, swollen ankles and varicose veins, to name a few.
While some prenatal massage techniques may be applied while the woman lies on her side, we also use the special Prego pillow, which allows the expectant mom to lie comfortably on her back or stomach, even in the latter stages of pregnancy.
During labour, prenatal massage can both help relax the mother and aid in stimulating contractions. After delivery, massage can help the mother recover faster and even aid with symptoms of postpartum depression.
It’s not just the new mom who can benefit from the healing power of massage! Western cultures are now embracing the idea of infant massage, which has been prevalent in other cultures around the world for generations. Infants instinctually crave the power of touch, and a gentle massage can sooth, reduce stress and help with sleep and gas or colic issues. You’re never too young for your first massage!