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Massage for All Ages

Prenatal / Pregnancy Massage

Many methods of massage and somatic therapies are both effective and safe prenatally, and during labor and postpartum periods of women's pregnancies.

Prenatally, specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus. Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety.

In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother, and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized, advanced training in the anatomy, physiology, complications, precautions, and contraindications is highly recommended.

Infant / Pediatric Massage

With Infant/Pediatric massage, the therapist carefully evaluates the child's posture and presentation and the formation of the child's head. Many injuries can happen to the infant's fascial system as they are stuck in certain positions within the womb. Patterns that form can later cause deformities physically and emotionally within a child.

The therapist will look at the fascial system to see any restrictions and carefully palpate the musculoskeletal structures. This is combined with the craniosacral system and it's importance in homeostasis. Understanding the two will assist in improving structural alignment. This will help to normalize tone and improve the quality and quantity of movement of the pediatric patient.

When working with the infant or pediatric patient, the parent as most often utilized for assistance in the healing process and is then taught several techniques to continue the therapy at home, which in turns bonds the child and parent closer together.

Geriatric Massage

Geriatric massage, with its focus on the elderly, addresses the physiological aspects of aging and its associated diseases. Such problems with aging which may be alleviated consist of constipation, hip and knee pain, kyphosis and swelling edema to the lower extremeties. Bodywork may be limited to a shorter time span, depending on the patients medical conditions.

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