Mother Massage: A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy
A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy Massage is a sensuous, relaxing, and loving treatment that has the added bonus of being ... Show synopsis A Handbook for Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy Massage is a sensuous, relaxing, and loving treatment that has the added bonus of being especially good for you. It's the perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. During pregnancy, your body is undergoing many changes, some of them stressful and discomforting. "Mother Massage," by licensed massage therapist Elaine Stillerman, is a beautifully illustrated guide to help eliminate some of these adverse effects. Designed to be used either alone or with a partner, "Mother Massage" provides techniques for a variety of massages, including full body massage, preparation for labor and birthing massage, massage during the postpartum and nursing stages, and infant massage. These techniques are explained in step-by-step, illustrated detail. You'll also learn special massages for treating such discomforts as: - Backaches - Breast Soreness - Charley Horse and Leg Cramps - Headaches - Heartburn - Fatigue - Morning Sickness - Sciatica - Stretch Marks - Varicose Veins - And Many Others Also included are sections on reflexology, herbal remedies, and nutritional requirements for pregnant and lactating women.