Touch is necessary from the moment
we are born
and enjoyed until the day we die. It conveys
love, comfort, awareness and caring. Touch can also help
alleviate aches and pains, especially during pregnancy.
Imagine you are the fetus, surrounded by warm water,
free-floating and unencumbered. In the 95 degree pool
your body knows no gravity and lets go of any muscle tightness,
your spine and lower back muscles, pelvis and ankles relax,
stress is reduced and there is no pressure on weight-bearing
Massage in the warm water increases blood and lymph circulation,
which can reduce swelling, relieve varicose veins and
enhance the pliability of the skin and underlying tissues.
It provides the new mother support with the physical and
emotional strains of mothering as well as foster nurturing
On the massage table, women often experience relief from
typical musculoskeletal strains associated with pregnancy.
A combination of soft and deep tissue massage and passive
movement techniques provide pain relief to the pelvis,
lower back and other joints that are under the strain
of body changes during pregnancy. Research indicates that
appropriate bodywork with pregnant women promotes maternal
and fetal well-being.