Prenatal Yoga- Rolling 4 Week Series
Series #1 - October 3rd - 24th
Series #2 - November 7th - 28th
Thursdays 6 - 7 pm
Lets Move Studio - 831 Victoria Street
$60 each 4 week series
$15 - Drop In
This class is an All Levels class, integrated with Prenatal modifications for pregnancies at any stage. Intended to safely and effectively provide relief from pregnancy related aches and pains as well as strengthening the pelvic floor through breath integration. All Props provided. Option to register for one or both series.
To register, email Jil@dimensionalmassage.com or call 250.572.6634.
Prenatal Massage Therapy
Bolsters allow for provided to allow women to lie on their stomach, side or back to accommodate growing bellies and provide relief through safe positioning.
There are many physiological changes that occur in a womans’ body during pregnancy. Symptoms can include nausea, fatigue, low back and pelvic pain, carpal tunnel, sciatica, edema ( swelling) in feet / breasts, rib pain, and indigestion to name a few. More serious symptoms can include gestational diabetes, pre-eclampsia and eclampsia.
The hormone Relaxin starts to circulate throughout the blood stream just after ovulation, peaks after the first trimester ( 12 weeks) and continues until 6 months after giving birth. Relaxin functions to relax ligaments and the cervix in order to widen the birth canal, anticipating labor. As hips widen, the gluteus muscles are stretched and become weak but sore! All joints are affected, becoming more mobile, so it is important not to over stretch during yoga.
As the baby grows, the womans’ organs are pushed upwardly into the thorax, compressing the diaphragm causing shortness of breath, as well as compressing organs into the lateral rib cage resulting in indigestion. This also requires the lateral rib cage to flare out, compromising the rib joints, and ultimately causing sharp pains.
Prenatal yoga can help relieve these symptoms, by creating space within tight and compromised areas, strengthening weakening glutes and pelvic floor therefore; alleviating and preventing pubic symphisis subluxations. Along with pain relief, prenatal yoga can help decrease stress associated with labor and post partum.
Massage Therapy may help:
Reduce general muscle tension and pain
Manage symptoms of edema and sciatica
Decrease stress, depression and anxiety
Improve sleep and mood
Decrease pelvic and low back pain