We offer a wide variety of massages here at The Motherhood Center. One of my favorites is the induction massage. I am always honored that my clients have allowed me to be a part of this special stage in their pregnancy. As you reach the last few weeks of your pregnancy so much is happening physically, mentally, and emotionally. Regular massages are especially helpful during this time. When you reach your due date, we offer an induction massage to help the body naturally transition into the beginning of the birth of your baby.
In an induction massage we still pay attention to the areas that are problematic for you, but the focus of this type of massage is acupressure points. The stimulation of acupressure points during your induction massage can assist in supporting natural body processes that are underway during the final stages of pregnancy. These points can be found throughout the body from the back to the legs, feet, and hands. By helping you reach deep relaxation while stimulating these points, the body is better able to naturally do what is designed to do.
One of the best experiences I have had as a massage therapist was helping one of my clients who came in, incredibly stressed out. Her doctor wanted to induce labor in two days. During the massage, she was able to relax as I talked to her about the acupressure points I was working. At the very end of the massage, her water broke! With help of Laura, a member of the Motherhood Center team, we called her husband, and helped her get ready to go to the hospital. She delivered a beautiful baby the next morning. While this is not a typical result of an induction massage, I was glad to be there for my client.