Whether this is your first pregnancy, or you are a novice mother-to-be, the fact remains that your body will indeed experience a new evolutionary cycle for the next (9) months from early conception to the birth of a new life force.
As mothers navigate the physical and emotional changes that come with each approaching trimester, hormonal changes will inevitably create noticeable fluid retention in various parts of the body. As mechanical pressure from the baby’s growth spurts weighs down on the vessels and slows the flow of lymph fluid, increases in edema in the ankles, hands, and face will present. The immune center response becomes more sluggish; and with zero over the counter and/or prescription options, mothers are pretty much left in misery to chalk up morning sickness and other discomforts.
Mothers-to-be, are constantly advised by friends, family and practioners of health to be the best host environment for the baby regardless of how it makes mommy’s feel. Mothers-to-be endure insane changes in physical appearances of the skin from abnormal discolorations to formation of stretch marks. Truth be told, Mommys-to-be, carry just as much emotional weight in their minds and on their shoulders, as the weight they carry on their back and hips.
Let’s face it, pregnancy is not an illness, it is a physiological condition that can be gently addressed. With integration of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) therapy beginning as early as the 2nd trimester continued through post delivery, will provide substantial results that lend comfort and homeostasis physically and emotionally. Therapy sessions begin at 10-15 minutes and will be monitored and increased over time gradually, not to exceed 45 minutes. Applications of MLD pre-delivery will activate your child’s lymphatic system from inside the womb and will increase the health of the baby. In turn your baby will have a better opportunity for fighting auto -mmune diseases and illnesses. Mothers can expect assured relief and reduction of edema retention, improved stretchmark prevention, reduced morning sickness and constipation relief.
Post delivery results include faster weight reduction from lymph fluid build up during pregnancy, faster healing from natural birth and C-sections, minimized scarring from C-section delivery, increased lactation for nursing mothers and major relaxation through activation of the parasympathetic nervous system from the gentle, light, multi-directional strokes of MLD.
Indications for MLD Therapy
Aches and Pains (joints)
Sleep Apnea, Stress, Anxiety
Trauma or Natural Birth & C-Section (Faster Healing)
Weigh loss, Cellulite
Weak Immune System
Best Candidates for MLD Therapy