Ayurvedic prenatal and postpartum oil massage, is an abhyanga shown to promote optimal health for mother and baby. It is a highly recommended as your body changes and your baby grows. Warmed oil is deeply rejuvenating, nourishing, strengthening as well as relaxing for the nervous system. Pressure is supportive but not deep tissue, this will support the baby and overall pregnancy.
In the first trimester oiling of the body is avoided to maintain pregnancy. If needed a light supportive touch massage can bring relaxation, reduce fatigue.
In the second trimester it helps alleviate pain and tension as body is adjusting to pregnancy. Massage is very helpful for neck, back, hip and legs.
In the third trimester it can reduce swelling, lower blood pressure and alleviate nerve pain. Improving sleep and keeping pelvic muscles relaxed relieving discomfort and aiding in an easier labor.
Bi weekly massage enhances deep breathing and relaxation, increasing oxygenation of blood to the brain and body of the mother and baby. Relieving stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine can increase endorphins and seratonin promoting increased immunity and alleviating depression.
Postpartum Shirodhara is another ayurvedic therapy that is highly recommended to balance hormones and allow the body to deeply rest and rejuvenate.
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East Bay Ayurveda 3275 Peralta St, Suite 129, Oakland, California 94608 +1 510-734-6340