BABY MASSAGE & DRY NEEDLING

Dry Needling on babies and children is the same as for adults and produces the same results. Here's a low-down on the benefits of baby massage and Dry Needling. It's great for baby, brings more calm into the household, and actually boosts the immune system!

  • Reduces crying time

  • Improves sleep and regulates sleep patterns

  • Ideal for pre-term infants

  • Enhances emotions and improves mood

  • Improves wind, colic, reflux and constipation

  • Relieves sinus and chest congestion

  • Boosts immune system

  • Reduces stress hormone levels in children and their parents

  • Enhances early diagnosis of potential health issues

  • Reduces symptoms of Eczema

  • Enhances coordination

 

Massage and Dry Needling during pregnancy differs from a regular treatment in a number of ways. The biggest way it differs is that the person receiving the treatment is pregnant, and therefore knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman are very important. This means that positioning during a treatment is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby she is carrying. Dry Needling, in the case of pregnancy, is limited to the treatment of sore muscles. There are also parts of the body that should not be massaged. Pregnancy massage and Dry Needling has the following benefits:

  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.

  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.

  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.

  • Improves outcome of labour and eases labour pain.

  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.

  • Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.

  • It is vital however that you seek the assistance of a qualified professional who offers treatment during pregnancy. Treatment of the wrong areas or focusing on certain acupressure points may actually trigger uterine contractions in some women.

Before signing up for a massage/dry needling treatment please check with your healthcare provider to be sure they approve of this treatment in your condition.

Most physicians will gladly recommend treatment, but may recommend the therapist avoid treating  your lower back or abdomen.

Follow up treatments, after the birth, are also highly recommended as this will enable the body to normalize in the quickest and easiest manner.

Both Helen and Esther are qualified in Pregnancy Massage, so please speak to them about the treatment before your appointment.

PREGNANCY MASSAGE