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Prenatal Massage

We are not accepting additional massage therapy patients at this time (fully booked) but can accommodate patients interested in acupuncture.

Kayleen completed a 32 hour advanced certification course in Prenatal, Perinatal, and Postnatal Massage Therapy with Carol Osbourne-Sheets in addition to a Boulder College of Massage Therapy 15 hour Prenatal course. Kayleen is excited to have the unique opportunity of supporting incredible women on their journey into motherhood.

Pregnancy massage addresses the changes in a woman’s structure, musculature, and physiology through and after pregnancy. Prenatal massage is done in different positions depending on what stage the pregnancy is in, and a detailed health history form is completed to get a thorough understanding of the client. Postnatal massage is done right after birth and up to two years afterwards. A primary focus is strengthening the core musculature which allows for greater support and treating any pain complaints.

Benefits of Pre & Perinatal Massage:

  • Reduces stress and promotes relaxation (promotes normal blood pressure) Stress can reduce blood supply to the uterus by as much as 65%, resulting in lower fetal heart rates and reduced blood oxygenation
  • Increases blood and lymph circulation and supports the physiological processes of pregnancy
  • Increases secretion of prolactin, the hormone responsible for milk production
  • Enhances placental function
  • Improves sleep and mood
  • Enhances a women’s kinesthetic awareness and her ability to relax deeply which may be helpful during labor
  • Offers labor supportive techniques that may increase comfort during labor
  • Promotes shorter, less painful labors and reduction of complications, including prematurity, and interventions
  • Reduces stress of weight bearing joints and eases musculoskeletal strain and pain
  • Relieves muscle spasms, cramps, and myofascial pain, especially in the back, neck, hips, and legs.

Please view “Resources” Page for helpful pregnancy tips and resources.

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