It's more than pregnancy massage.
It's a different kind of care.
Congratulations! You’re pregnant! And while excitement, joy and wonderment are some of the emotions you might be feeling, worry, fear and apprehension may also creep in. Is the extra weight gain taxing your joints? Is your new, awkward posture creating shoulder, neck and back pain?
Don’t worry. We understand. Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the dramatic structural, physiological and psychological ways you are changed and challenged throughout pregnancy, birth and postpartum.
Elm City Wellness’s licensed massage therapists use safe, nurturing and effective massage techniques that are tailored to your specific needs as they change through each trimester.
Some of these techniques include long, rhythmic strokes and kneading to relax and tone the muscles. Joint movements and stretches increases range of motion, flexibility and relieve muscle cramping, fatigue and musculoskeletal pain. Pregnancy massage also supports the work of the heart, increases cellular respiration and reduces edema (swelling).
One of the most gratifying reasons to experience this therapy is the emotional support and loving nurturance it provides throughout the childbearing year, especially to those who are dealing with feelings of fear, isolation and distress.
The massage itself will include techniques and treatments specific to pregnancy massage as well as those that may be applicable to anyone. In relationship to your term, body positioning will allow you to lie on your side or be in a reclining position. Our studio is fully equipped with a variety of prenatal pillows, wedges and cushions to offer as much comfort and support as possible.
Massage may be received in all stages of pregnancy, prenatal, labor and delivery, post-Caesarian recovery and postpartum.
CRANIOSACRAL THERAPY DURING PREGNANCY
During pregnancy, Craniosacral Therapy can help you with related physical or emotional problems. It soothes back pain, nausea, headache, and edema, and supports you to deal with your concerns or anxiety around pregnancy and birth. The deep relaxation you can reach during the session not only helps you to cope easier with challenges in your pregnant everyday life, but also provides you with a body sensation you will be able to reconnect with during labor and birth.
By strengthening the bonding between you and your unborn baby, and enjoying some quiet time with the child in your womb, Craniosacral Therapy can help you to prepare for the birth experience. It can align your pelvis and supports your baby to find an optimal position for birth.
Rates quoted in 30/60/90-minute sessions
PRENATAL MASSAGE PACKAGES
(3) 60-MIN SESSIONS :: $240
(3) 90-MIN SESSIONS :: $ 330
for menstrual pain
Acupuncture can help women feel great and live healthy lives by alleviating imbalances and resolving PMS, menstrual related migraine headaches, excessive menstrual cramping and stress and fatigue.
With Acupuncture You MAY Experience:
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