Pregnancy drops us into never before chartered waters and far from any coast line or familiar landmark. Sometimes it’s an easy float, watching the sky change, buoyed by the water around us and counting the moons as we drift, also there are times when its anything but. Housing another brings us into a more immediate and direct relationship with our bodies and hearts than many of us have experienced in life to date. This is a good thing and often translates as a profound shift for some women, for others it’s a smaller realignment, but no one gets away without noticing it. Women who have only ever traversed the familiar and culturally palatable services of the Western medical practitioner start to feel the limits of those services when compared with the depths of their experience in this ocean. In my first pregnancy, my doctor told me drink gallons of Gaviscon to control my uncomfortable reflux and acid indigestion, in contrast my acupuncturist recalibrated the balance in one session and I was symptom free for the remainder of my pregnancy. My doctor was great when I broke my leg but he let me down when the stratas of my energy field required repair, replacement and recalibration. The physicality of growing a baby in your belly is small in comparison with the journey of becoming a mother. Many women find acupuncture a deep and sustained force in their pregnancy giving them a tangible life raft when the salty surface rises and the waves threaten to pull them down. Back ache, nausea, vomiting, varicose veins and babies who seem to be taking an extended stay ‘indoors’ are just some of the unpredictabilities that an acupuncturist can take on. Massage offers the tenderest of care to the most fraught and extended of bodies. Handing oneself over into the hands of a trusted massage therapist can be as liberating as it is relaxing and redefining. Many a tear has been shed on the table as you are taken on a journey of contact healing that touches you beyond the objective experience leaving you profoundly different. Fears, doubts, hesitations, all the built in uncertainties that come with being human are mapped in your body and carried around like baggage. It can take an intimate session(s) and a trusted pair of hands to open you, dust off your courage and belief in yourself and restore you to faith and grace. My doctor couldn’t do this, my massage therapist nailed it.
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