Labor Preparation Massage

 Photo by Jessica Swan, MSM, LM, CPM                                                     Photo taken at Puget Sound Birth Center (Kirkland, WA)

Photo by Jessica Swan, MSM, LM, CPM                                                   

Photo taken at Puget Sound Birth Center (Kirkland, WA)

 
 

prepare your body & mind

Labor and birth is a powerful force that is transformative and unpredictable. Nurturing and supportive touch can alleviate fears and empower you to go into labor with trust in your own body’s wisdom. Massage itself will not induce labor but will help prepare the body and mind to encourage the birthing process. Specific massage techniques, acupressure points, breathing, affirmations, and visualizations are used in labor preparation massage to get you ready for your labor experience.

Massage has been shown to:

  • Decrease emotional tension that delays labor
  • Release muscles to create length and space vital to the birthing process
  • Increase trust in your own body wisdom
  • Decrease fear surrounding labor and birth

*Chelsey offers massage in-office in Kirkland as well as provides home-visits to families in the greater Seattle area, Eastside, and South Snohomish county.