At Holistic Touch we understand how important it is to support a mom-to-be naturally without the use of medications to have a healthy pregnancy and birth.
We have caring professionals trained in prenatal care whether it’s with acupuncture, massage therapy, skin care, or nutrition.
For a healthy pregnancy, regular weekly and/or monthly treatments are recommended. However, your practitioner will tailor your treatment entirely to your needs and suggest treatment based on your unique symptoms and concerns.
Relief for common concerns.
Regular balancing treatments throughout your pregnancy can enhance your health as well as your baby’s health, potentially preventing complications and positively influencing the development of the baby.
During pregnancy acupuncture can help with:
- Back pain and sciatica
- Breech Birth
- Excessive or Insufficient Lactation
- Labor and delivery pain
- Morning sickness
In the 3rd trimester- we can help prepare the body for labor and delivery. And if your due date has passed, acupuncture can also be used to induce labor through gentler means than traditional Western labor-inducing treatments and medications.
Recovery after childbirth is important.
We can help you heal and regain your strength and vitality, re-balance your energy, boost your body’s defenses and help address concerns such as pain, fatigue, and postpartum depression.
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
Holistic Touch has trained prenatal massage therapists and are aware of pressure points on the ankles and wrists that can gently stimulate pelvic muscles, including the uterus. Our certified prenatal massage therapists are trained to avoid very specific and intentional pressure to these areas during pregnancy.
We offer prenatal massage either performed side lying or with the use of a pregnancy pillow.
Some concerns addressed with massage include:
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced edema
- Reduced muscle tension and headaches
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
- Better sleep
The benefits of acupuncture and massage can improve overall prenatal health for many pregnant women. We can guide you and along with the advice from your prenatal provider, acupuncture and massage therapy can be incorporated into routine prenatal care as an emotional and physical health supplement proven to improve pregnancy outcome, and maternal health.