What is Perinatal Myotherapy?

Myotherapy can help with a range of pregnancy & postpartum concerns and is a safe and gentle treatment. Utilising evidence-based care and education around common perinatal related musculoskeletal issues. Myotherapy is a holistic method of physical therapy by using hands-on treatment, exercise prescription and education. 

Ebony aims to provide high-quality mother-centered myotherapy and support from pregnancy, through to postpartum and into motherhood (the perinatal period). With specialised training and extensive experience, Ebony is qualified to practice within the scope of pregnancy and postpartum.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is a safe and effective treatment from conception through to your due date. First trimester massage can be provided lying flat on the table, however depending on the comfort of the mother and as pregnancy progresses, treatment is provided side-lying with the support of comfortable pillows for the most effective and comfortable treatment.

All pregnancy massages have a strong emphasis on relaxation while addressing muscular tension, supporting the physical changes within the body due to pregnancy, reducing swelling, calming anxiety, improving sleep, whilst preparing the mother for labour.

Postpartum Massage

Postpartum massage is a therapeutic approach to relieve areas of tension immediately following birth to 3 months and beyond. This treatment is more of a corrective and clinical style of treatment designed to target specific concerns incorporating various massage techniques to support recovery from birth and adjust to a new set of physical demands. 

Major changes occur within the body during pregnancy, birth and following birth. Postpartum treatment can assist in recovery, reduce general feelings of exhaustion, alleviate joint strain, rebalance postural changes and improve abdominal muscle tone and overstretched skin, among many other benefits.

Myotherapy Initial Consultation

Your first consultation goes for 75 minutes. And prior to your appointment, you will be asked to fill out a new patient intake form. Ebony will take the time to listen to what you are experiencing and how you are feeling before tailoring a treatment plan specific to your needs.

Follow-Up Consultations

Subsequent consultations session times can range between 45-90 minutes. Appointments are recommended monthly in the first trimester, fortnightly in the second trimester and weekly in the third and fourth trimester. Perinatal Myotherapy provides an important link between antenatal care providers, by identifying potential issues between check-ups while empowering women through each stage of the pregnancy and postpartum, allowing for continuity of care.

If you are experiencing more significant musculoskeletal issues in your pregnancy, there will be some variation to these plans, and Ebony will discuss these with you.