Pregnant? You need a free massage

May 08, 2014

Waldoboro — Downeast School of Massage, Waldoboro, is hosting its’ biannual Pregnancy Massage Clinic for women in all stages of pregnancy May 19 at 6 p.m. and again in August.

The Touch Research Institute of the University of Miami, Fla., has completed studies on massage and pregnancy. As reported by research scientist, Dr. Tiffany Field, at the AMTA Council of School meeting in Tucson, Ariz., “Regular massage for the pregnant woman reduces chances of premature birth, promotes circulation to mother and baby, and reduces labor time and labor discomfort.”

The clinic is provided free, and offers supervised massage specific to the needs of pregnant women.

“Students are more than prepared to work with this special target group," said Nancy Dail, Director of DSM. "Pregnancy massage rounds out the program of more than 600 in-classroom hours. It enhances their skills and prepares them for their practice after graduation.”

The clinic is being offered on May 19 at 6 p.m. All clinic clients are asked to complete a medical history questionnaire and are screened for contraindications.

Please call DSM at 832-5531 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. for more information or to schedule an appointment. Downeast School of Massage is located just off of Route 220N (Washington Road) on Moose Meadow Lane just 2 miles from Route 1. Visit the school’s website for a complete 2014 clinic calendar at Limited space.

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