Bodywork includes any hands-on modality, such as, but not limited to, massage. This can include services performed during pregnancy or following pregnancy. Special tables and/or table accessories allow mom to lay on her stomach if she chooses or bolsters and pillows can be used for comfortable positioning. Bodywork during pregnancy is a wonderful way for mom to help her body adapt, nurture herself and enjoy the beautiful experience of carrying a baby.
Benefits may include:
- decreased anxiety
- encourages relaxation
- elevates mood
- improves comfort
- improves sleep
- soothes joint, neck and back pain
- reduces leg cramping
- relieves symptoms of sciatica
- reduces swelling in hands and feet
- reduces carpal tunnel pain
- reduce headaches
Check with a qualified provider before receiving prenatal work if you are in your first trimester, have diabetes, morning sickness, regular vomiting or have been diagnosed with preeclampsia or high blood pressure, have a fever, contagious virus or abdominal pain or bleeding.