Prenatal and Postpartum Massage

Prenatal and Postpartum Massage

I am willing and able to tailor my massage sessions to your individual needs. Different stages of pregnancy may also require different modalities to address your current and immediate concerns. I utilize The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy in my sessions.

Joanne Dahill Prenatal and Postpartum Massage

Pregnancy Massage

  • Deep muscle relaxation, tension release, and postural alignment
  • Relieves joint discomfort and pressure in neck, shoulders, hips and lower back
  • Increases circulation in mother and placenta
  • Reduces pregnancy induced edema
  • Promotes the balance of the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system, thereby reducing stress to mother and baby
  • Specific techniques applied at term can encourage the onset of labor

Massage During Labor

  • Supports deep relaxation between contractions
  • Can reduce lower back discomfort
  • Massage during labor has been shown to shorten time in labor, minimize discomfort and reduce medical intervention

Postpartum Massage

  • Re-establishes pelvis structural integrity
  • Supports healthy lactation
  • Reduces stress hormones
  • Facilitates the healing of bladder disorders, post-episiotomy soreness, and Cesarean Birth
  • Relieves neck/shoulder/backdiscomfort or pain
  • Supports healthy emotional state
  • Aids in maternal bonding