Reasons to Consult your Physician before a Massage Session
•High Risk Pregnancy
•Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PHI)
•Previous Pre-Term Labor
•Experiencing severe swelling (edema)
•High Blood Pressure
•Sudden and/or Severe Headaches
Understand that any remarks or actions of a sexual or inappropriate personal nature at any time will result in immediate termination of massage treatment and full payment is due immediately for time that was held and no future session will be allowed.
Taylor Massage Therapy
There are many changes that happen during pregnancy: physiological, spiritual and physical. Let massage help ease the physical discomforts that can occur during pregnancy.
Once you have reached the 13th week of your pregnancy it is time to receive your first Prenatal Massage. Now is a great time to introduce massage therapy into your life. It helps relieve physical stress and discomfort, improve your sleep patterns and is very beneficial to you and your baby throughout the entire pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage can include many different modalities. For example, most include Swedish massage with long light strokes and gentle pressure to melt away stresses of motherhood. It can also include, but is not limited to, Reflexology and CranioSacral Therapy.
When you arrive you will be asked to fill out an intake form to ensure that there aren’t any contraindications that might affect the type of modality used during the session or in some cases, may not be able to receive a massage therapy session.
After a short consultation you will be asked to get on the massage table. For this type of massage session the table will be dressed with sheets, blankets and multiple pillows for comfort, proper draping technique and, stabilization of your body. If you are 13 to 22 weeks you may be able to still lie on your back during a session. After 22 weeks you will be asked to lie on the table in a side position for maximum comfort and to ensure no restriction of any blood vessels during the session from the weight of the baby Once on the table your session can range from 30 to 60 minutes depending on the time that was reserved prior to the session.
Private practice by appointment only.
NO LONGER OFFERING SAME DAY SERVICES.
Massage can help ease your discomfort
Questions and Answers
Why do I have to wait until my 13th week to have my first massage?
Massage can be safe before 13 weeks but to err on the side of caution it is recommended to wait because of a naturally higher risk of miscarriage during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.
Do I need to do any thing to prepare for a massage session ?
Yes, If high risk you need to consult your doctor and bring a written statement saying it is safe for a massage session. Also it is important to drink a glass of water before and after your session to help flush your system.
Improves overall labor outcome
Fewer complications during labor and delivery
Increases overall health of mother and newborn
Helps prevent low birth weight.