The “Celebration” Postpartum Massage at the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health and Healing is a treatment designed to soothe and support you following your pregnancy and birth. Following a detailed consultation, your post-natal massage will be especially designed to ease any discomforts you have following your pregnancy & birth such as back pain and/or discomfort in your shoulders due to breast feeding. Acupressure points and stretches will be used to improve your energy levels and allow you to relax, while specific abdominal massage techniques help to tone and tighten stretched skin and muscles with the help of castor & essential oils.
After delivery, massage therapy aids the healing from the stressors of pregnancy and quickens the natural recovery process by; helping to regulate hormones, restore muscular tone, stimulate lactation, aid in the reduction of fluids and swelling, and increase overall relaxation, rest and well-being. In addition to the physical demands from pregnancy research has shown that Post-Partum Massage can reduce a woman’s chance of suffering from post-partum depression.