5 Things I hear from pregnant people that I shouldn’t hear:
“They (the LMT) wouldn’t massage me during the first trimester.”
“They (the LMT) barely touched me.”
“I felt like something was broken or wrong with me.”
“I didn’t receive any pressure and I just felt rubbed down with oil.”
“The LMT refused to touch my feet or ankles.”
I could go into why each one of these are problematic but you’ll have to take my pregnancy massage CEU course to get the full scoop.
When you come to me to receive pregnancy massage, you’re going to be:
-And of course, massaged to the pressure level that feels most comfortable to you.
I have spent a lot of hours listening and learning about pregnancy, birth, and the post partum period. From a body work perspective, a mother myself (I have 3 kids and currently pregnant), attending births, and my best friend as a midwife–birth is part of my everyday experience. Birth and pregnant people are not broken or scary to work with or anyone to shy away from. It’s crucial to know what a pregnant person may be experiencing and the health conditions that make pregnancy massage contraindicated.
Pregnancy massage can be a helpful tool in achieving a natural, unmedicated birth. But it does take some practice and time for your body to understand how this could be helpful beyond the one hour on the table.
If you are not seeking an unmedicated birth, pregnancy massage can also be helpful in easing the discomforts of pregnancy and the rapid change your body is experiencing.
Don’t wait until the end of your pregnancy massage, contact me today to discuss how pregnancy massage can help your pregnancy go smoother.