Massage can help to relax tight muscles, alleviate stress, help rid your body of toxins and speed healing. When used in conjunction with chiropractic lifestyle care, it can help you achieve optimum health. Our office provides a very professional environment for massage therapy that you can trust.
Gentle and nurturing, prenatal massage focuses on the needs of the mother and can relieve the discomforts associated with pregnancy. It increases the mother’s awareness to her areas of tension and is an important practice before the birth experience.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage:
Helps relieve nausea
Increases flow of nutrients to the placenta
Aids in postural alignment
Helps relieve joint discomfort
Opens chest for a deeper breathing
Relieves minor edema by aiding venous return
Fetus receives gentle massage and relaxation benefits
Massage in the postpartum period helps bring the body into its pre-pregnancy alignment. A massage within the first week of postpartum feels wonderful. It flushes lactic acid out of the tissues relieving sore and achy muscles.
Benefits of Postpartum Massage:
Supports and enhances the realigning process, with a focus on the pelvis and ribs
Assists breastfeeding, alleviating tightness, helps with some breastfeeding difficulties
Aids in the process of the uterus returning to its normal size
Helps relieve tension from the birth process
Helps the mother regain vital energy to help reduce fatigue
Supports fluid balancing
Encourages pelvic and abdominal organs to return to pre-pregnant positions
Fertility massage is a combination of specific techniques Claire Marie Miller developed through her own experience, which includes using fertility awareness, cleansing therapies and visualizations.
Benefits of Fertility Massage:
Cleanses the digestive system
Balances hormones through reflexology techniques
Balances craniosacral alignment
Breaks up pelvic adhesions and congestion
Increases circulation through the pelvis
Deepens relaxation and helps with stress reduction
Improves awareness of ovulation timing
Craniosacral Therapy (CST), as defined by the Upledger Institute, is a gentle, hands-on method of evaluating and enhancing the functioning of a physiological body system called the craniosacral system – comprised of the membranes and cerebrospinal fluid that surround and protect the brain and spinal cord.
Using a soft touch generally no greater than 5 grams, or about the weight of a nickel, practitioners release restrictions in the craniosacral system to improve the functioning of the central nervous system.
By complementing the body’s natural healing processes, CST is increasingly used as a preventive health measure for its ability to bolster resistance to disease, and is effective for a wide range of medical problems associated with pain and dysfunction.
Reiki (pronounced RAY-key):
Japanese word representing universal life energy, the energy which is all around us. It is derived from rei, meaning “free passage” or “transcendental spirit” and ki, meaning “vital life force energy” or “universal life energy”. Reiki is a technique for stress reduction and relaxation, which triggers the body’s natural healing abilities, and improves and maintains health. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery
Having numerous benefits for baby, parents and society, loving touch lessens tension, fussiness and irritability. Digestion is aided and this can provide relief of gas and colic. Massage is also a wonderful way to lessen stress parent and baby. Touch conveys nurturing and love, the essential ingredients for emotional and physical growth and well being. Studies have shown increased weight gain, and immune function. Myelination of nerves is also increased. These things in turn are needed for brain and muscle development. Parents become more aware of baby’s nonverbal cues. One-on-one communication instills a message of love and security. As your infant learns to relax and release stress, sounder and longer sleep is often the end result.
Sign up for a 4 week course on infant massage. Price of $150 includes 4, one hour sessions taught by Certified Infant Massage instructor, Debbie Couture.