Acupressure for labour
Discover acupressure for birthing. A practical workshop in Auckland for a positive childbirth experience.
Are you counting down the last weeks of your pregnancy? Feeling fearful about your labour? Did you know there are effective labour acupressure techniques to help you feel more in control and more relaxed during the labour.
Alongside pregnancy acupuncture, we recommend that you start acupressure five weeks before the due date. There are acu-points supporting your body in the lead up to labour. But even if you’re only a few days away, there is a value in applying the technique during labour.
Acupressure is not a massage, they are simple pressure techniques to activate the acupuncture/acupressure point. You don’t need to know anatomy, or be good at massage. In just 1 hour you will know how to find and activate the acupressure points for labour and will be confident to use them when the time comes.
Take your partner and come to this fun and highly interactive 1 hour workshop to learn how acupressure points work, how to locate and use them.
You can learn acupressure for labour in just 1 hour
Acupressure may sound daunting, especially if you don’t have any bodywork experience. We make it simple. You don’t need to know anatomy, or be good at massage. We give you a booklet with description of acupuncture points and their basic functions, we teach correct techniques to stimulate these points. And the good news, it takes just one hour to master the basics.
It is essential to use the right techniques on the right points. Because correct acupressure techniques help to prevent injuries to you and your birthing partner.
Acupressure is a safe and effective way to promote efficient labour. Studies show that it may reduce the duration of labour, help with pain and reduce the use of medications. Furthermore, acupressure could reduce the risk you would need a c-section.
We get a lot of positive feedback from from referring midwives as well as the couples that used acupressure during the labour. They tell us that women feel more in control, stay calmer, it seems like it helps the baby turn the baby from the posterior position during the labour.
With acupressure both partners can be involved in labour, so that it can become a truly bonding experience.
Furthermore, acupressure’s benefits go beyond helping with labour. After birth you can use different acupuncture points to help establish lactation, help with milk and ease post-labour pains. New mothers report that they can cope with anxiety and fear better when using the technique.