Birth Preparation Massage
Create space for your baby, encourage spontaneous labour and prepare the pelvis to open for an easier birth.
Each session includes 20-25 minutes of pelvic balancing techniques (see below) followed by a pregnancy massage including hip and sacral release, with the option to focus on specific acupressure & reflexology points if desired.
Please note - Multiple treatments are recommended for maximum benefit.
Birth Preparation treatments are suitable for any stage of your pregnancy, and become especially useful from 34 weeks for effective birth preparation.
$110 (90 MINUTES ONLY)
All pregnant women wanting an enjoyable birthing experience will benefit from pelvic balancing.
Mothers with breech, transverse or posterior babies can use their balancing session to work on repositioning their baby with safe, non-intrusive methods.
Mothers with anterior babies can use their session to smooth out ‘road blocks’ for baby - allowing the soft tissues of the pelvis to become supple and balanced in order to efficiently birth your baby.
The more often you practice, the more effective these techniques will be.
Prepare physically for childbirth.
Reduce your chances of intervention, including induction.
Create balance and space within the muscles of the pelvis to allow baby to find their ideal position and pathway for birth.
Release tension to allow the pelvic muscles to do their job of opening and guiding baby efficiently during labour.
This is non-invasive, external bodywork.
These techniques will NOT cause a well-positioned baby to flip and are safe for most women.
Valuable for ALL pregnant women (regardless of baby’s position) from the 2nd trimester.
$50 (Half Hour Session)
$30 (20 Minute Add On with Your Treatment)
Included with you Birth Prep Massage
I have been trained by Gail Tully, the founder of Spinning Babies, as well as by birth doula and formerly approved Spinning Babies trainer Ginny Phang-Davey over the last two years. I also used the Forward Leaning Inversion and Rebozo Sifting to help our second baby to turn from posterior to anterior in 2015.
What to Expect During a Balancing Session
Together we’ll go through three or four simple exercises to release and balance the muscles and ligaments of the pelvic area in order to create more space for baby and to prepare for birth. I have attended three Spinning Babies workshops and I can safely take you through these techniques.
The exercises are:
Purposes of a Balancing Session
Easy and quick techniques to release key muscles and ligaments for an easier birthing experience.
You will learn how each releasing technique works, how to make them a part of your daily pregnancy routine, and how to use them to solve problems during labour.
You’re welcome to bring your birth partner with you for hands-on practice so that they can confidently support you at home.
A balanced pelvis allows baby to engage easily, labour to begin naturally and birth to progress more efficiently, thus avoiding inductions and the cascade of intervention that follows.
The healthy state of the internal muscles, ligaments and fascia of the pelvis (including the pelvic floor) play a major role in your body’s ability to birth your baby. But did you know that for most of us, because of our daily habits and posture, muscles like the pelvic floor aren’t actually resting in equilibrium and one side of the muscle group is often tighter than the other?
If there’s excessive tension in the pelvic floor, or if one side is tighter than the other, this can create difficulty for baby as they attempt to descend through the mid pelvis, often resulting in a stall in labour, frequently referred to as ‘failure to progress’ or as baby ‘getting stuck’.
It’s a similar story for other lesser-known soft tissues including the broad ligament which wraps around the front of the belly; and the utero-sacral ligament which connects the back of the uterus to the sacrum, stabilising the uterus.