Relaxing and therapeutic pregnancy massage is useful for alleviating the “aches and pains” of pregnancy. Acupuncture Northwest & Associates offers massage during pregnancy at both our Seattle and Tacoma clinics. We have practitioners trained in pregnancy massage for both the aches and pains of pregnancy as well as labor preparation.
Maya Abdominal Massage (MAM)
Maya Abdominal Massage (MAM) is suggested after 19 weeks of pregnancy. MAM is excellent for insuring good blood supply to the fetus, proper fetal positioning for delivery, and a more comfortable pregnancy and labor.
Maya Abdominal Massage labor preparation treatments begin at 38 weeks, in conjunction with weekly acupuncture. Weekly MAM treatments during the last few weeks of pregnancy have shown to significantly reduce the amount of time a woman spends in labor.
Therapeutic Massage During Pregnancy
You can get pregnancy massage throughout your pregnancy for pain and relaxation.
Spinning Babies is an approach to optimize the physical relationship between the bodies of the mother and baby for the easing of childbirth. Click here for more info.
Massage After Baby
- Reduce scar tissue
- Reduce risk of adhesions.
- Help repair and strengthen uterine ligaments
- Improve circulation in the lymphatic system
- Increase blood flow to area to aid healing
- Reduce incision scar size and color