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Perinatal Myotherapy

With specialised training and extensive experience, Ebony is qualified to practice within the scope of pregnancy and postpartum as a Myotherapist.  Ebony aims to provide high-quality mother centered myotherapy and support from pregnancy, through to postpartum and into motherhood (the perinatal period).

What is Perinatal Myotherapy?

Myotherapy can help with a range of pregnancy & postpartum concerns and is a safe and gentle treatment. Utilising evidence-based care and education around common perinatal related musculoskeletal issues. Myotherapy is a holistic method of physical therapy by using hands-on treatment, exercise prescription and education. 

Pregnancy Massage & Myotherapy is safe in all three trimesters and treatment can be resumed as soon as you wish post physiological birth or two weeks (or sooner with obstetrician clearance) following a Caesarean section birth.

The main focus is on relieving your physical discomforts, whilst being aware of hormonal and emotional changes during this transition.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is a safe and effective treatment from conception through to your due date. First-trimester massage can be provided lying flat on the table, however depending on the comfort of the mother and as pregnancy progresses, treatment is provided side-lying with the support of comfortable pillows for the most effective and comfortable treatment.

All pregnancy massages have a strong emphasis on relaxation while addressing muscular tension, supporting the physical changes within the body due to pregnancy, reducing swelling, calming anxiety, improving sleep, whilst preparing the mother for labour.

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Birth Preparation

The goal is to help you to enter childbirth with good health, body awareness and a strong connection to you baby. Supporting you to prepare for childbirth in a relaxed state helps reduce anxiety and increase self-confidence. This moderates the perception of pain during childbirth, and can reduce the length of labour, leading to a reduced need for medical intervention. 

Ebony can teach exercises to help your body adapt to the physical changes that occur during pregnancy, which are useful as preparation for childbirth. The regular practice of exercises and stretches relieves body discomfort while promoting body awareness.

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Postpartum Massage

Postpartum massage is a therapeutic approach to relieve areas of tension immediately following birth to 3 months and beyond. This treatment is more of a corrective and clinical style of treatment designed to target specific concerns incorporating various massage techniques to support recovery from birth and adjust to a new set of physical demands. 

Major changes occur within the body during pregnancy, birth, and following birth. Postpartum treatment can assist in recovery, reduce general feelings of exhaustion, alleviate joint strain, rebalance postural changes and improve abdominal muscle tone and overstretched skin, among many other benefits.

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