Virginia Padoula
Doula in Northern Virginia

Treat Yourself to an In-Home Massage!

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Massage is the theurapeutic manipulation

of the body's soft tissues using hand, foot,

arm or elbow. It increases cell metabolism,

hastens healing, increases range of motion,

and relieves pain. In addition, massage relieves

muscle spasms and cramps, and facilitates the removal of metabolic waste and inflammatory by products by the increase in blood flow and also by increased lymph formation and removal. Psychologically massage may relieve fatigue, reduce anxiety and tension, and promote relaxation and better sleep. 

Scheduling Your Massage

An in-home 30 minute or 60 minute massage can be scheduled at any point during your second or third trimester. A private space large enough to accommodate a massage table is all that is needed. Bolsters and extra cushions will be utilized to make you as comfortable as possible in the side lying position throughout your massage. 

My son volunteering for my practical hours.