Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Labour Massage Techniques

Labour massage is a wonderful way to support a mother as she gives birth. It relieves some pregnancy discomfort and can reduce medical intervention (e.g. induction, epidurals and episiotomies) and length of labour.

I am trained to teach birth partners how to use massage during labour. Sessions include techniques to relieve pain from contractions and acupressure points to stimulate labour, as well as relaxation techniques for the mother.

Stressed partners may also benefit from regular relaxation massage sessions to release tension and maintain their own good health.

What the parents say

‘It was wonderful to be able to help at the birth and to know what to do at all the various stages.’

‘Thank you for teaching us. The birth went so well and my husband was able to use all the techniques. I found the ones on the lower back particularly good, as they really eased the pain.’

Contact me to arrange a labour massage session

Other pregnancy massage treatments:

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

Kinesio Taping Method

Kinesio Tex Taping is a method used to help injured tissue and muscles heal; it can also benefit the lymphatic system.

It can help treat a wide range of sports injuries, orthopaedic and neuromuscular conditions. You may well have seen it used in last few Olympic Games.

Benedetta has been trained in Kinesio tape application with Kinesio UK, and is a member of the Kinesio Taping Association.

Below you can see shoulder and forearm flexors and the iliotibial band having Kinesio taping applied:

How can Kinesio tape application help?

  • Pain: it reduces pain by taking pressure off the pain receptors
  • Lymphatic: eliminates lymphatic fluid and haematomas beneath the skin
  • Joint: adjusts misalignment to aid fascia and muscle function
  • Muscle: reconditions abnormal tension and strengthens the muscles

What makes Kinesio tape effective?

  • 140% elasticity to match that of the skin
  • Non-restricted support, allowing full range of motion
  • Can be worn for 3 to 5 days
  • 100% high grade cotton: durable, water proof and latex free
  • It also channels moisture to allow the skin to breathe

Contact Benedetta to discuss how the Kinesio taping method might help you

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