When you are in labour, massage can assist with your ability to cope with contractions by providing a feeling of reassurance and by helping to block pain messages.* Your Practitioner can also show your partner or support person a variety of massage techniques that they can use on you during labour. This in turn can lead to an increased feeling of intimacy between the two of you.
Accupressure for Labour
Aimée has received Accupressure training from renouned perinatal acupuncturist and acupressure innovator, Debra Betts.
Accupressure can help to prepare your body for labour (including encouraging favourable positioning of the baby), assist with the efficient progression of labour and birth and help to minimize pain and discomfort.
Adar Birth Services is pleased to offer lessons on labour massage and accupressure for you and your support person(s) as well as in-home workshops for events such as showers and mother-blessing rituals. Check out our classes pages for more info.
*Melzack, Ronald. "Evolution of Pain Theories and the Neuromatrix". Medscape Today. June 21, 2007