Massage therapy can be used throughout all stages of pregnancy and can also be very effective during the post-partum period. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage therapy relieves many of the normal discomforts of pregnancy such as low back pain, hip and pelvic discomfort, leg cramps, headaches, neck pain, and edema.
After the baby is born, massage therapy can facilitate the body’s return to its pre-pregnancy state and decrease the muscle pain associated with breastfeeding and the forward-bending posture so common with caring for an infant. Specific therapeutic manual techniques can also reduce scar tissue formation after a C-section and facilitate healing of soft tissue in the surrounding areas.