Prenatal and Postnatal Massage Therapy (aka Pregnancy Massage) in Stockton, CA

Manage the Discomforts of Pregnancy with Prenatal and Postnatal Massage Therapy

Do you know that there is relief from the discomforts of pregnancy available, via prenatal and postnatal massage therapy, from a massage therapist near you?  When a woman is pregnant, her body rapidly transitions through myriad changes in an extremely short period of time. These changes produce bodily aches, pain and overall discomfort that a mommy-to-be often endures daily. One way to soothe the discomforts triggered by pregnancy and childbirth is with a relaxing visit to a massage therapist.

Checkout some of the common discomforts of pregnancy, that prenatal and postnatal massage therapy addresses, watch the video below:

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Most women are unaware that prenatal and postnatal massage therapy is different from a regular massage. Also, not every massage therapist is qualified to administer massages to pregnant women, so be sure your chosen therapist is qualified. Massage therapists must be properly trained in order to safely provide prenatal and postnatal massage therapy.

Pregnancy massage is conducted while the woman lies on her side, upon maternity massage pillows designed to provide support and comfort to both mom and baby.  The massage therapist will focus on massaging the woman’s back, neck and pelvic regions as these are the most common areas of discomfort for the mother-to-be. (Please note that the pillows I use for your massage are different from the ones shown in the image below, and I conduct your massage on a massage table, not on the floor).

Pregnancy massage is worth exploring if you’re past the first trimester of your pregnancy or if you have recently given birth. FYI: Massage during the first trimester is not recommended.  However, during the remaining six months of your pregnancy you may have a prenatal massage as often as you like, under the following conditions:

1) if you are not experiencing complications in your pregnancy and
2) your OBGYN approves.

Prenatal and Postnatal Massage Therapy

There are many health benefits to be derived from regular massage sessions, for men and woman. And, they’re super beneficial to woman who are pregnant and/or who have just given birth. The common pregnancy aches, pains and discomforts are covered in the video within this article. Suffice it to say that when a pregnant woman is stressed, so is her baby. Regular massages will help to keep stress levels under control and the mommy-to-be, relaxed as she prepares to give birth. The primary benefits of prenatal massage focus on helping the woman and her baby relax and get comfortable by lessening discomfort and enhancing well-being. Additionally, most expectant mothers are happy to learn that prenatal massage helps prepare them for labor and delivery.

Once the baby arrives, postnatal massage assists the new mom in a variety of areas:

  • assisting with the elimination of fluid retention,
  • rebalancing the new mommy’s body,
  • toning her body, and…
  • assisting the body with re-establishing its pre-pregnancy shape

One important factor soon-to-be and new mommy’s need to know about my prenatal and postnatal massages is that since I’m a Certified Level 1 Reiki practitioner, you and baby will also receive the healing benefits of Reiki during one of my massages. You can read more about Reiki energy healing, HERE:

If you are pregnant and live in the Stockton, CA area and want to relax, de-stress and manage your discomforts of being pregnant or having recently given birth and want to experience prenatal and postnatal massage therapy, give me a call at 209-436-7706.

It’s Hot Stone Massage Season in Stockton, CA

woman wearing coat, hat & gloves in cold weather

Brrrrr! It’s Cold Outside! It’s Time for a Hot Stone Massage by Lorrie

There’ nothing better than a Hot Stone Massage to alleviate the bone-chilling discomfort brought on by cold weather.  Hot Stone massages provide a wide array of benefits that encompass eliminating the discomfort of being chilled to the bone, pampering sore muscles, decreasing pain and taming muscle spasms.  And that’s just the tip of the iceberg (no pun intended… yet, quite appropriate).

Let’s Take a Closer Look at the Many Healing Benefits of Hot Stone Massage.

Pain Management is at the top of the list of hot stone massage benefits.  When painful muscles are manipulated and stretched, pain is diminished.  In many cases pain has been known to disappear completely.  When hot stones are incorporated in your massage the pain reduction results are experienced immediately.

If you’re experiencing tight, painful muscle spasms or sore muscles you can expect rapid relief after a hot stone massage.  Your muscles will loosen-up and relax, allowing your massage therapist to more easily implement further relief via deep tissue manipulation.

Blood circulation improvement and unrestricted energy flow are also achieved during your massage session.  During the course of your massage you can expect your therapist to place the hot stones on strategic locations of your body to help alleviate restricted circulation and energy blockages.

Persons who are dealing with a variety of rehabilitation scenarios (such as sprains, torn ligaments, carpal tunnel syndrome, etc.) often experience easy, accelerated recovery after receiving a hot stone massage.

If you don’t want to read about the Hot Stone Massage Benefits, watch this video!

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If you’re suffering from Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Hypertension, or a musculoskeletal heath issue your physician will more than likely recommend regular visits to a massage therapist and/or Reiki (pronounced Ray-key) practitioner for symptom relief.  Reiki is a Japanese form of hands-on healing that’s being used in hospitals and healing centers worldwide.

TIP: Whenever possible seek-out a massage therapist, such as Lorrie, who is also a trained & certified Reiki Practitioner.  That way you receive enhanced healing from both the Reiki and the massage in one glorious session!  It’s economical, too because you pay for the massage and receive the Reiki for FREE!

Reduction of stress is a major benefit of massage.  There are myriad medical studies that substantiate the roll that stress plays in disease and disorders that people experience.  Everyone knows that too much stress leads to all kinds of health-related issues.  One of the best ways to tame your stress levels is with regular massages and a hot stone massage should be at the top of your list.

woman at spa receiving a hot stone massage

Another often and most welcome benefit of hot stone massage is better sleep.  Anyone who has ever dealt with pain knows that when you’re in pain, sleep is nearly impossible. Many clients experience restful sleep after a massage. Actually, many clients experience it while they are still on the massage table!

Built-up toxins are stored in your muscles and bodily tissues and they are released during a massage.  That’s why all massage therapists tell their clients to drink plenty of water after receiving a massage.  Doing so aids the body in expelling unwanted and unhealthy toxins.  You can assist in your own healing by following your massage therapist’s advice by drinking lots of water to flush the toxins released during your massage.

The next time you’re chilled to the bone, let that be a reminder to you that it’s time for a Hot Stone Massage. If you live in the San Joaquin Valley or near Stockton, CA get a #MassageByLorrie. Within 60 to 90 minutes those hot stones and Lorrie’s warm Reiki hands will do wonders to ward-off the bone chilling effects of cold, wet winter weather.

 Are you ready to experience the healing benefits of a Hot Stone Massage PLUS Reiki?