Integrative Prenatal Massage (60 min.).................................. $100
The Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy Supporting Pregnancy from 20 weeks on. This session includes Full Body Massage and belly work with a focus on the proper alignment of the Uterus, Sacrum, Pelvis and the supporting ligaments.
Optimal positioning of the uterus will allow for proper alignment of the baby preparing for a successful vaginal delivery. It is ideal that the crown of the head be in alignment with the cervix for the gradual dilation when the baby is full term.
correct positioning of the baby will be more comfortable for the mother while she is carrying the child inside. if the baby is presenting asynclitic (the head is not correctly lined up in the pelvis) labor can be stalled, prolonged and sometimes this position prevents vaginal birth all together.
Any amount of relaxation and massage is good for both mother and baby, but I would recommend at least a monthly treatment of the Arvigo Techniques.
It is appropriate to receive massage therapy up until and beyond the babies due date. There are a number of techniques that will be applied to the mother once she has reached 38 weeks, including deeper sacral work and work with the pressure points that stimulate the contracting function of the uterus.
I have helped many women avoid synthetic induction simply by providing an environment of deep relaxation while using physical manipulation techniques, pressure point therapy, belly work and specific essential oils.
This specific work helped me tremendously in welcoming by third baby boy into the world, naturally at home. Birth work will always be intense but there are several tools & techniques that can help ease the epic transition from pregnancy to motherhood.