Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy

Item No. BKMS0044
This comprehensive practitioner's guide provides the specific massage techniques for women during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care. The text begins with the benefits of pre- and perinatal massage, providing information on the circulatory benefits, stress reduction, improved physiological
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This comprehensive practitioner's guide provides the specific massage techniques for women during pregnancy, labor, and postpartum care. The text begins with the benefits of pre- and perinatal massage, providing information on the circulatory benefits, stress reduction, improved physiological functioning, reduced musculoskeletal pain, and effective massage for labor preparation, labor facilitation, and postpartum recovery. Drawing on over 20 years practice, the author details specific safety precautions including positioning concerns, appropriate depth of pressure, pain level adjustments, somatic therapies, and specific guidelines for high-risk pregnancies and pregnancy complications. Each trimester is covered in detail with specific recommedations for treatment, followed by chapters on massage for labor preparation and the stages of labor, including cesarean birth. The book concludes with information on postpartum massage therapy, including after cesarean birth. This is an essential, fully illustrated text for massage practitioners looking to refine their technique beyond ageneral massage routine to help ensure a healthy pregnancy and labor for their female patients.
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Name Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy
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