Prenatal Massage Therapy Virginia
After your Postpartum visit to your doctor (usually 6 weeks after delivery), massage can be a great way to recover from the stresses and strains of the pregnancy by:
- Ease and relax tension in your back, hips, and abdomen.
- Increase oxygen and blood flow to your muscles to assist in recovery
- Encourage the regular release of Oxytocin in your body. Oxytocin helps to trigger the letdown reflex to assist in the release of milk, this eases and encourages breastfeeding.
- Increasing the production of "Feel-Good" hormones to help combat postpartum depression or "Baby Blues"
Women who have high risk pregnancy should consult with a healthcare practitioner prior scheduling an appointment.