Clackamas County is the fastest growing area in the Willamette Valley outside of Portland. Lake Oswego and West Linn are the oldest communities in Clackamas with Happy Valley being the new up-and-comer. These are the neighborhoods for new families and new moms. This is where prenatal massage comes in.
“Pregnancy does a number on your posture. It compresses your lower back, weakens your core, and places a lot of pressure on your legs and feet,” says Abigail Dennis, M.D., an ob-gyn at the Family Childbirth and Children’s Center at Mercy Hospital, in Baltimore.
Mothers already know this. Generally, massage is great for many of the discomforts that come with pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Expecting mothers will want to go with a massage therapist who specializes in prenatal massage. A qualified prenatal massage therapist like Yvonne Schroeder will be extra attentive to the needs of a mother-to-be. This could be something as simple as focusing on specific areas or making sure you are in a comfortable position during the massage.
Yvonne specializes in Prenatal Massage, but also provides the other massage services listed below.
MASSAGE THERAPY SERVICES
Swedish Massage. This is the best-known type of a massage and is primarily used to relax the entire body. Expect long gliding strokes to help increase blood flow.
Deep Tissue/Trigger Point. As opposed to Swedish massage, deep tissue releases pent-up tension by manipulating deeper layers. This could include fascia and other supportive tissue that make up the muscles and joints.