Massage Doula

 

Doula comes from the Greek word meaning servant-woman, is a person who provides assistance to a woman during childbirth in three specific areas providing:

  • emotional support
  • physical comfort 
  • information

A Massage Doula is a certified Massage Therapist that is also certified as a labor doula.

The doula will provide massage therapy during the pregnancy, doula support during child birth, and postpartum massage after the baby is born. Not only will she be coaching you through labor but will assist in training you in infant massage after the baby is born.

The Doula is your coach to a better pregnancy you and your partner will have the best support you need during this time.

Feel Free to call our office to set up the initial consultation

 

What a Certified Massage Doula can do for you:

  • Shorten length of labor
  • Reduce need for pain medications or epidurals
  • Reduce the need for pitocin
  • Reduce the need for forceps & vacuum extraction
  • Reduce the need for c-sections
  • Dramatically increase your odds of a natural labor
  • Most importantly improve the health of your baby!

What a Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist can do for you:

During Pregnancy:

  • Safe, drug-free relief of aches & pains,
  • Reduce swelling
  • Ease pressure on the sciatic nerve
  • Learn relaxation skills for labor
  • Prepare your body for delivery
  • Assist circulation
  • Release emotional tension
  • Improve sleep patterns

Postpartum:

  • Restore muscle tone to abdomen
  • Stimulate the uterus to return to its pre-pregnant size and position
  • Alleviate muscle pain from postural shifts, fuller breasts, and weight of carried infant.

 

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