Meridith holds a certification in Prenatal massage from the Oregon School of Massage. She is also a trained doula who has participated in numerous births both in and out of hospitals. A prenatal massage can bring an increased sense of connection between mother and baby. The session may include a cocoa butter belly massage to relax the overly stretched abdominal muscles, postural assessments and discussion on home care with various stretches and exercises to promote a comfortable pregnancy. Depending on your stage in pregnancy, the massage may be a side-lying massage.
Swedish massage is the manipulation of superficial and deeper layers of muscle and connective tissue using various techniques to enhance function, aid in the healing process, decrease muscle reflex activity, inhibit motor-neuron excitability, promote relaxation and well-being, and as a regular part of a health maintenance program. Other techniques used during your session may include stretching and reflexology.
A deep tissue massage works the deepest layer of muscle tissue, tendons and fascia (the protective layer surrounding our muscles, bones and joints.) This type of massage is beneficial for releasing tension or strained muscles due to over use, exercise or injuries. Other techniques incorporated may include neuromuscular therapy which, focuses on trigger points, cupping which, increases blood flow, and Myofascial release therapy to unwind the bound connective tissue.
MASSAGE BY MERIDITH BRADSHAW
L.M.T. # 12219 Corvallis, Or