Nurturing Hands Birth Doula

and Massage Therapy Services

Prenatal Massage

$70 - one hour treatment

Pregnancy puts a lot of strain on the body, it's important to address issues as they come up.  With a properly trained therapist massage is safe and encouraged through all phases of pregnancy.  The many benefits of prenatal massage include:

  • Tranquil relaxation and reduced stress
  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofacial pain; especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs
  • Reduced headaches
  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
  • Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain
  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
  • Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of pregnancy
  • Encourages better sleep
  • Rejuvenating - due to the ability to lay down and actually relax

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Infant Massage

$50 - instruction

Every thing about the world is new and big and scary for a brand new baby.  Infant massage helps babies adjust to life outside their mother's womb.  Some of the many benefits of infant massage include: 

  • Helps relieve discomfort from gas, colic, and constipation
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Aids in digestion
  • Enhances development of the nervous system
  • Stimulates neurological development
  • Increases alertness, heightens awareness
  • Improves immune function
  • Releases Oxytocin, the nurturing, bonding hormone
  • Reduces levels of cortisol, the stress hormone
  • Fosters love, compassion and respect
  • Promotes relaxation and helps babies self-regulate calm, which reduces crying
  • Helps to normalize muscle tone
  • Helps baby sleep deeper and more calmly
  • Increases parent infant bonding
  • Stimulates all the physiological systems.  Massage sparks the neurons in their brains to grow and branch out to encompass other neurons.

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