Zen Shiatsu for Pregnancy
Pregnancy is a time of dynamic change for a woman and her developing fetus. As the mother provides the necessary energy to support the growth of her baby, the quality and flow of her own energy shifts, sometimes causing imbalances. Shiatsu effectively addresses many of the issues associated with pregnancy such as morning sickness, heartburn, preeclampsia, low back ache, body discomfort, muscle tension, edema, carpal tunnel, and increased stress to name a few.
Zen Shiatsu is a form of bodywork which focuses on balancing the meridians throughout the body. The meridians are essentially the same as the meridians used in traditional Chinese medicine for acupuncture. Zen Shiatsu uses finger pressure, stretching, and joint mobilization along the meridian pathways, in order to restore health and wellness within the body.
There are many emotional and physical benefits of shiatsu during pregnancy, including decreased pain, increased relaxation, and improved connection to baby. It is an opportunity to slow down and connect with yourself and your baby. When women feel more connected to themselves, their bodies, their breath and their babies, the more they are able to have birth experiences they envision for themselves. They feel more strength and are able to recover from birth more quickly, as well as enjoy motherhood.
Stretching, breathing, relaxation exercises and nutrition recommendations are all a part of the Zen Shiatsu for Pregnancy treatment at Flourish Physical Therapy. The combination of all of these elements helps to keep pregnant women feeling well, and able to move beyond the pregnancy symptoms they are feeling. The treatment also helps strengthen the prospect of natural labor without medications or interventions, if that’s what you choose.
During the postnatal stage, women continue to experience hormonal and other shifts in their bodies. For a new mom, shiatsu helps to balance out these shifts by strengthening the connection between mind and body, and by increasing immune function and energy levels.
Please enjoy our May Special:
FLOURISH PHYSICAL THERAPY HONORS MOMS THIS MAY
$20 OFF 1 ZEN SHIATSU SESSION FOR PREGNANT AND POSTPARTUM MOMS
***while appointments last thru May 2016
***regularly $95/session, 1 hour
***insurance does not apply