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Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Posted on July 14, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Getting a massage during pregnancy is different than getting a regular massage.  First you shouldn't  lie face down.  Also, pregnancy massage or prenatal massage involves specific techniques and necessary precations to enhance the health of both the mother and her baby.  Generally, Prenatal Massage is very safe if done by a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist.  This certification requires extra training and not all Massage Therapists who do prenatal massage are certi...

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Why Should I Learn to Massage my Baby?

Posted on July 13, 2015 at 10:40 PM

Does your baby cry for no apparent reason? Do you wish your baby had better sleep patterns, allowing you to get the rest you need? Do you wonder how you can feel more confident comforting and bonding with your child?

Infant Massage can address all of these common problems and more! Some of the benefits of infant massage include:

 babies sleep better & cry less

 improved digestion

 stronger immune systems

 increased circulat...

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10 Steps to a Natural Birth

Posted on July 2, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Many women desire to have a natural drug and intervention free birth, but very few actually achieve one. There are some important things they can to in the months leading up to birth that will help.

1. Choose a practitioner who supports and has experience attending drug free births.

2. Choose the right setting for a natural birth. If avoiding a cesarean is important, don’t choose the hospital with the highest C-section rate. Explore the options of birth centers and hom...

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Labor Massage - Why it Helps

Posted on June 2, 2015 at 7:55 PM

Most people know that having a massage feels great and leaves you relaxed. But getting massaged during childbirth has its own specific benefits. Calming touch promotes the release of Oxytocin - a pleasure hormone - making contractions feel less painful. Massage can relieve pain associated with back labor. Having the body relaxed allows for efficient labor progression. Muscle manipulation can make more room for the baby to get into an optimal position for birth. Studies show that labor ...

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