offers relief from discomfort in upper/lower back, shoulders/neck, swelling in feet, ankles, hands, sciatica, and leg cramps. Improves sleep & decreases stress hormones
Modified by reducing depth of stretch & traction due to effects of relaxing and loosening of ligaments, avoiding pressure point areas known to induce labour and using safe positions.
The ebb & flow facilitates birthing preparation of letting go, breathing, working with rhythms and cultivating trust.
Use of props and supports ensures comfort and allows mom & baby time to bond and connect. Recommended in 2nd and 3rd trimester.