"I went to Emma for both pre and post natal massages religiously. Regardless of pregnancy I've always liked deep tissue massages to really get into my knots. During my third trimester I went to Emma twice a month which I always looked forward to and saw as my reward and relief from carrying another LIFE and those extra pounds everyday. My swollen feet and hands felt SO GOOD because Emma would really squeeze and kneed and push that extra fluid out of them. She would pick up on whether I'd been going to the gym the last couple weeks based on how my back muscles felt and compliment me for strengthening them. Every time I would come out feeling lighter and brighter physically and mentally. I also scheduled a post-partum massage two month after BB. It was again a reward for myself for making it 2 mo and doing a good job. Even though it was hard to take time for myself, I'm so glad I did. By then I was healed but also starting to get the aches/stiffness (different from pre-) for healing in bed and carrying for BB. She knew exactly what areas I needed. Her expertise on being dedicated to pre- and post-natal massage is apparent. She says "post-natal" is forever ;) and that I've earned it, so I plan to keep booking her as my reward to myself!" ~ Rose C ~ Seattle Pregnancy Massage Client
Seattle Pregnancy Massage offers several options for relaxation and restoration in the postpartum period.
Full-Body Postpartum Massages
Massage in the postpartum period has benefits that not only help you recover from the birth but also extend well into your next pregnancy and birth experience.
Structural changes in the body during pregnancy put stress on the weight bearing joints of the hips, pelvis and lower back. The labor and birth experience often causes lingering soreness in legs, back and shoulders and caring for a newborn puts strain on the back, neck and wrists.
Benefits of postpartum massage can include:
* Reduction in muscle tension and soreness
* Reduction in postpartum swelling of feet and legs
* Increased digestive function
* Better sleep
* Increased feeling of well being
90 Minute Mix
Enjoy a 90 minute session that combines postpartum massage techniques with foot reflexology and some craniosacral therapy for the ultimate in relaxation and restoration.
Foot reflexology can be particularly beneficial in the postpartum period in helping you recover from pregnancy and birth, and in promoting relaxation, better sleep and more balanced emotions.
Postpartum Cranial Sacral Therapy
Enjoy a 60 minute postpartum cranial sacral session. Cranial Sacral Therapy in the postpartum period helps to address the muscles and structures of the body that have changed or weakened due to pregnancy and childbirth and the stress that caring for an infant can place on them. Many people find it deeply relaxing at a time where they may not be able to practice as much self care as they would like. Cranial Sacral Therapy can be enjoyed from the very first day after birth regardless of whether you had a vaginal or cesarean birth. You may bring your baby with you for this session if you wish.