Shiatsu for Induction
In labour there are specific acupressure points which may induce labour. This treatment can be offered from the 38th week.
Shiatsu & Acupressure for Labour
Being able to help your partner in a practical way during the pregnancy and the birth of your child is an amazing bonding experience.
There are a number of acupressure points that can ease the intensity of labour and the conditions that are often experienced by birthing women such as nausea, fatigue, fear, pain of contractions, inability to relax and ‘go with the flow’…
Birth partners will have the opportunity to learn Shiatsu techniques and acupressure points during some of the Birth Preparation Workshops. Alternatively, you can book a private session where you will be guided through useful Shiatsu /massage practices that you or your partner can do during labour.
Shiatsu for Postnatal Period
The postnatal period is an important yet often overlooked transition time for the new mother, father and baby. The mental, emotional and physical energy required to birth will have depleted the woman’s reserves of chi (natural energy). If time is not allowed for rest and the rebalancing of energies, particular conditions may arise such as postnatal depression, difficulties breastfeeding, constipation and persistent lochia.
How many sessions are beneficial?
The number of treatments recommended varies from person to person depending on their circumstances. Some find great benefit in having regular sessions throughout their maternity and postnatal period as their body is constantly changing and different symptoms may come up. Others may find fortnightly or monthly treatments work for them.
When can I have Shiatsu?
You may have Shiatsu after your first trimester.