Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage and Manual Therapy

Pre-natal Pregnancy

Massage

Right care for women at this important time

in their lives

There is no time in a woman’s life, where nurturing herself is more important. There will likely be hormonal changes, sensitivity to smells, frequent mood swings, swelling in the wrist and ankles, sore muscles, and fatigue. There is nothing quite like massage when it comes to easing the burdens of pregnancy. As a father and husband, I can with full confidence say that every woman, should get massage, every month, for the length of her pregnancy.
505-239-0782
Master Manual Therapist & Physical Trauma Specialist Relieving pain and injury since 1994
Massage, in this special and often difficult time, is based on four ideals.

1) Maintaining adequate circulation:

The blood supply goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. The volume increases and the ability to carry oxygen is increased. This is because the lungs cannot expand as much as before due to the presence of the baby. Massage can aid in proper circulation throughout the body, and aid in limiting lymphatic swelling.

2) Adjusting to changes in the center of gravity:

As a woman’s body changes to accommodate the growth of the fetus, the center of gravity changes. New muscles must be involved in order to keep ones balance. These muscles can become sore and tired. Massage is great for keeping them relaxed and soft, helping them recover more quickly, thereby preventing injury.

3) Ligaments:

During pregnancy, the body increases the volume of a hormone known as “relaxin.” This hormone causes the ligaments to become more elastic, allowing the pubic bones to separate, enlarging the birth canal in order to make delivery possible. During pregnancy and in the first three months following delivery, special care must be taken to not cause injury by over stretching. Massage helps keep the musculature engaged, strengthening the body’s support mechanisms.

4) Relaxation:

For many people, pregnancy, while exciting, often increases stress and uncertainty. Massage to calm the nervous system, relax a few muscles, and stabilize the body, allows us to relax and just “be” for a while. This is the primary way we nurture ourselves during this amazing time.
Pre-natal Pregnancy Massage - Jim Stevens Manual Therapy

Pre-natal

Pregnancy

Massage

Right care for

women at this

important time in

their lives

There is no time in a woman’s life, where nurturing herself is more important. There will likely be hormonal changes, sensitivity to smells, frequent mood swings, swelling in the wrist and ankles, sore muscles, and fatigue. There is nothing quite like massage when it comes to easing the burdens of pregnancy. As a father and husband, I can with full confidence say that every woman, should get massage, every month, for the length of her pregnancy.
Master Manual Therapist & Physical Trauma Specialist Relieving pain and injury since 1994
505-239-0782
Massage, in this special and often difficult time, is based on four ideals.

1) Maintaining adequate circulation:

The blood supply goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy. The volume increases and the ability to carry oxygen is increased. This is because the lungs cannot expand as much as before due to the presence of the baby. Massage can aid in proper circulation throughout the body, and aid in limiting lymphatic swelling.

2) Adjusting to changes in the center of gravity:

As a woman’s body changes to accommodate the growth of the fetus, the center of gravity changes. New muscles must be involved in order to keep ones balance. These muscles can become sore and tired. Massage is great for keeping them relaxed and soft, helping them recover more quickly, thereby preventing injury.

3) Ligaments:

During pregnancy, the body increases the volume of a hormone known as “relaxin.” This hormone causes the ligaments to become more elastic, allowing the pubic bones to separate, enlarging the birth canal in order to make delivery possible. During pregnancy and in the first three months following delivery, special care must be taken to not cause injury by over stretching. Massage helps keep the musculature engaged, strengthening the body’s support mechanisms.

4) Relaxation:

For many people, pregnancy, while exciting, often increases stress and uncertainty. Massage to calm the nervous system, relax a few muscles, and stabilize the body, allows us to relax and just “be” for a while. This is the primary way we nurture ourselves during this amazing time.