What is bodywork?
Bodywork is a general term which encompasses a number of professional modalities including chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, and more.
What is chiropractic?
Chiropractic care is provided by health care professionals who specialize in using manual adjustment techniques to adjust the spine to address health problems. Chiropractors who are certified in pregnancy and pediatric care provide skilled care for expectant parents, babies, and children. These chiropractors can help alleviate discomforts of pregnancy and postpartum, treat infant concerns such as colic or painful latch, and more. You can learn more about these certifications here.
What is massage therapy?
Massage therapy is the manipulation of muscle and fascial tissue, using a variety of techniques, to relax the body, treat pain and tension, and promote wellbeing and health. Massage therapists can expand their skills into areas of specialty such as pregnancy massage, training that is particular to the needs and special characteristics of the pregnant body. Massage therapy can alleviate pregnancy and postpartum discomforts, decrease stress, and more.
What is acupuncture?
Acupuncture is a treatment involving the insertion of very thin needles in specific points on the body. It is used to alleviate pain and treat a variety of complaints. Acupuncture can increase the effectiveness of fertility treatments, alleviate some discomforts of pregnancy, help prepare the body for labor, encourage increased milk production, and much more.
What other types of bodywork are there?
There is a wide variety of treatment modalities that fall under the general heading of bodywork. Some of these include Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Women's Health Physical Therapy, Movement & Exercise, Reiki, BodyTalk, and many others.
Colorado Doulas Network is proud to list professionals who provide various forms of bodywork for expectant and postpartum parents, babies, and young children.
You can search for chiropractors who are certified in pregnancy and pediatric care, massage therapists trained in pregnancy massage and other modalities which are beneficial to expectant and postpartum parents, and acupuncturists who are skilled in helping parents with a variety of concerns related to pregnancy and postpartum.
You can also explore other bodywork services such as Reiki, BodyTalk, and others which may be helpful to you as your family grows.