Stephanie Paley LMT #8182 -  stephaniepaley.lmt@gmail.com         503-936-3574
Pregnancy Massage

Your body is going through so many changes for many months to come, and massage therapy (pregnancy massage) is one of the ultimate support systems you can experience.

During the wonders pf pregnancy, a women's hormones, skeletal system, and muscular system are undergoing changes to create new life. Massage therapy to address these possible discomforts by offering relaxing flow, deep pressure on the hips, and a comfortable position to lay in while being nurtured.

I use comfortable Body Support cushions, specifically designed  for pregnancy.  You will be able to lay belly down, and  eventually side lying when you are further along.  I am cautious to the contraindications of massage during pregnancy.  I am careful about pressure on the acupressure points, and the lower legs, (which are at risk for blood clots). Though, I am still able to achieve great relief for any pain and discomfort that you are experiencing.

*Studies have shown that hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered, leading to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular system, when massage therapy was introduced to women's prenatal care. In women who received bi-weekly massage for only five weeks, hormones such as norepinephrine and cortisol were reduced and dopamine and serotonin levels were increased.  These hormone levels also led to fewer complications during birth and fewer instances of newborn complications, such as low birth weight.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Reduce Sciatica/ Low back pain
Reduce joint pain
Improve circulation
Reduce swelling
Reduce stress and anxiety
better sleep
Help muscle pain and headaches

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