The bodyCushion with breastProtector and Elevator for Pregnancy
The ultimate prenatal massage equipment for body support. Provides relief from increasing pressure as the pregnancy progresses.
The Elevator attaches securely with hook and loop straps under the bodyCushion. In the late third term the Chest and Pelvic support pillows are separated, the fetus then hammocked by supple vinyl in the generous abdominal recess.
The pelvis is alleviated of impinging pressure on vessels and nerves. Back pain is relieved. Complete comfort is afforded face-down, side-lying and reclining positions. The torso is supported by suspension on the bony frame. The spine is unloaded and decompressed, alleviating pressure on nerve roots. Hemodynamics are improved for the mother-to-be and baby.
Pregnancy massage professionals and doulas, among others that advocate for prone positioning with the bodyCushion:
Leslie Stager RN, LMT
Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy: A Practical Guide to Bodywork for the Perinatal Cycle (2009 Lippincott)
Instructor for Mastering Pregnancy Massage (2006)
Co- producer of MotherTouch: Nurturing Touch for Birth, and Touch Techniques for Birth (2008)
Elaine Stillerman, LMT
The Encyclopedia of Bodywork
MotherMassage: A Handbook For Relieving the Discomforts of Pregnancy
Prenatal Massage: A Textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork
Modalities for Massage and Bodywork 2nd Edition (2015)
Rebecca Overson, LMT,
Biz Mentor for Massage Therapists Bodyworkers
Founder & Director of Salt Lake Prenatal Massage (2009-2018)
Continuing Education Unit (CEU) provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
Pregnancy Massage Basics
Maternity Massage Basics – Level 1