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Massage Therapy

Benefits… Everyone can benefit from a professional massage.
  • Relieves your stress and anxiety.
  • Increases the nourishing blood supply to your tissues.
  • Improves your energy and alertness.
  • Assists the elimination of waste and toxic debris that are stored in your muscles.
  • Increases the interchange of substances between the blood and tissue cells.
  • Heighten the oxygenation of the tissues.
  • Stimulates the relaxation response within your nervous system.
  • Helps strengthen your immune system.
  • Improves your posture.
  • Increases your joint flexibility and range of motion.
  • Lowers your blood pressure.

Benefits… For pregnant women… benefits include all of the above in addition too:
  • Increase the flow of oxygen and blood to your tissues, acceleration the flow of nutrients to both you and your baby!
  • Relieve the backaches and other pains often experienced during pregnancy.
  • Decrease swelling and edema as it can drain toxins from your body.
  • Help you to come to terms with your new body image.

Benefits…for laboring women… all of the above, in addition too:
Giving birth is often a long and arduous process. The work of repeatedly tensing muscles leaves a mother exhausted and adds to stress. Certain massage techniques can reduce your discomfort and provide a revitalizing respite (An interval of rest or relief,) relaxing you between (or during) contractions so you can gather strength for the next contraction. Having your partner or spouse learn a few simple techniques can be an excellent way to involve him in the birth process.

During contractions
  • Double Hip squeeze
  • Counter pressure to the sacrum
Between contractions
  • Rhythmic effleurage massage strokes
  • Firm pressure on eyebrows & forehead. Etc…

Benefits…for baby, too!
  • Helps your infant digest better, speeding the baby’s weight gain and growth.
  • Helps to build muscle tone, coordination, and brain functioning.
  • Stimulates your child’s circulation, helping to heal any birth-related trauma.
  • Calms your baby’s nervous system.
  • Establishes a pattern of relaxation at an early age, one that your child can follow into adulthood.
  • Counterbalances frightening, negative messages about touch, teaching lessons about positive touch your child will carry throughout life.
  • Helps daddies bond with babies… (As well as mommies!)

Momma, please give positive and negative feedback to massager…Be it professional or not!
Ranelle Williams CMT, CD (DONA), CSAM, CLD - 303-684-8074

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Ranelle Williams, CLD, CD (DONA), CM, CSAM - Doula, Midwife Assistant, Massage Therapist. Phone: 303-684-8074

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