Thursday, October 01, 2020

Postnatal Massage

Once the baby has been born, massage provides a wonderful sense of continuing comfort for the new mother, and can help her body recover from the stresses of pregnancy and childbirth.

Postnatal massage can help in a number of ways:

  • Alleviate muscle strain
  • Promote pelvic floor healing
  • Rebalance the pelvis and spine
  • Restore and normalise abdominal structures
  • Facilitate healing after Caesarian section
  • Restore normal walking patterns
  • Regenerates tummy muscles

It can also prevent or reduce back and neck pain caused by caring for a baby.

During massage the mother is unclothed beneath a towel. Only the area of the body being worked on is uncovered.

I also teach exercises to help your belly’s shape return to normal.

Contact me to arrange a postnatal massage

Other pregnancy massage therapies:

I practice from my relaxed and comfortable consulting room in the leafy Hermitage area of Morningside, Edinburgh.

Myofascial Release

I have trained in this discipline with the Core Institute USA but have also studied with with some educators and authors like Tom Myers (author of the seminal book on Fascia ANATOMY TRAINS www.anatomytrains.com) and Robert Schleip PHD (German biologist and Fascia researcher www.fascialfitnesstoday.com).

For some complex conditions, or when an area has chronic inflammation, I may recommend a course of myofascial release (sometimes called myofascial therapy).

This gentle but highly effective body of techniques works on the connective tissue that surrounds the muscle – the myofascia. Releasing tension in the fascia gives it back elasticity, allowing much greater muscle flexibility, blood supply and healing potential.

Myofascial release is also designed to improve the body’s structural balance and alignment, whatever your shape, age, activity level or medical history.

During massage the client can be clothed or unclothed beneath a towel. If unclothed, only the area of the body being worked on is uncovered.

This video from therapist Hamid Shibata Bennett demonstrates the experience of myofascial release beautifully. https://youtu.be/QdM2YXY31M

 


Benedetta Gaetani d’Aragona trained in myofascial release with the Core Institute.

Some techniques used in myofascial release:

  • Myofascial spreading
  • Arthrokinetics (joint mobilisation)
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Transverse fascial plane release

Some conditions helped:

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cervical pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches
  • Myofascial pain syndrome
  • ME (chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Post surgery traumas
  • Stubborn muscular aches and pains
  • Whiplash

Contact Benedetta to arrange a myofascial release consultation

Benedetta practices from her relaxed and comfortable rooms in the leafy Hermitage area of Morningside, Edinburgh.