Prenatal Massage

This work focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes leading up to childbirth. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Touch is vital to the mother's physical and emotional well-being as she adapts to her new body image, and it nurtures the new life that grows within her.

Massage can help you, the expectant mother, prepare for labor by increasing awareness of tension in the body and by helping you to release it. You can also practice breathing and relaxation techniques while focusing on tender areas as they are being massaged.

Benefits of prenatal massage

  • Relieves muscle and joint pain caused by supporting the additional weight of the baby
  • Induces the relaxation response in the nervous system which results in a decrease of the stress hormone known as cortisol
  • Increases blood circulation and delivery of nutrients to the fetus as well as removal of wastes from the bloodstream
  • Reduces labor time and complications for mother and baby
  • Lowers blood pressure, heart and respiratory rate

Benefits of MLD during pregnancy

  • Manual lymph drainage enhances immune system function
  • Reduces swelling, or “edema,” in hands and feet
  • An effective drug-free method that relieves tension and migraine headaches as well as sinus problems

Benefits of postpartum massage

  • Helps rebalance pelvic and spinal alignment
  • Promotes healing and alleviates muscle strain and fatigue
  • Prevents and alleviates upper back and neck pain from caring for the newborn
  • Swedish massage and manual lymph drainage facilitates the healing process and removes metabolic wastes and excess fluid from the tissues.
  • Orthopedic massage can help heal strained and/or injured sacroiliac and sacrotuberous ligaments caused by the baby pressing down on the birth canal.
At your first session you will be asked to fill out a client information form to ensure that you do not have any health conditions which may not be appropriate for pregnancy massage.

Eva will then discuss your main concerns and how pregnancy massage can address them. During the massage, you will be comfortably supported with pillows. You may undress to your comfort level and you will be covered by a sheet and blanket during the session. Eva will be asking you for feedback about pressure to ensure the optimal level is maintained for you.
Appointment: (714) 343-1966