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Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist, and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California.  She currently maintains a private acupuncture practice in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, which was awarded Best Acupuncture Center by Boston Magazine. Areas of specialty include women's health, pregnancy, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. Jessica also serves as a health care consultant for integrative medical institutes, infertility centers, and green spas.

Prior to her consulting work, Jessica founded an integrative health center in Boston. The eco-friendly center was one of the first twenty-five companies certified as a Sustainable Business Leader in Boston. The center was the recipient of several awards, including Mayor Menino's Green Business Award, a multiple recipient of Boston Business Journal's Best Workplace, Boston Magazine's Best of Boston Award for Massage Therapy as well as Best Acupuncturists in Boston, Best Eco-Friendly Massage, Eco-Beauty Bar, Nutritionist, Personal Trainer, Pilates, and Workout.

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OMBE Prenatal Pilates

From the desk of Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO...  

Q. What is Pilates?

 

A. Pilates is a form of exercise that builds spinal and pelvic stability while promoting balance in muscle length and strength in a variety of postures.

 

Q. What are the benefits of prenatal Pilates?

 

A. Pilates is a safe form of exercise during pregnancy.  The exercises increase deep abdominal and pelvic floor strength to provide support for the weight of the baby, reduce pressure on the spine, increase the awareness of the muscles used during labor and delivery, and stabilize joints that become loose due to hormonal changes. As your center of gravity shifts, Pilates will enhance your balance and stability.  Pilates also incorporates breath work that can assist relaxation during delivery.

 

Q. How far into my pregnancy can I do Pilates?

 

A. Pilates is a safe form of exercise that can be modified through your entire pregnancy.  Regardless of where you are in your pregnancy, it is important to listen to your body and physician recommendations.

 

Q. Are there any contraindications for Pilates?

 

A. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, exercise is contraindicated for the following conditions: high blood pressure, preterm labor, placenta previa, and premature rupture of membranes. As with any other form of exercise during pregnancy, you should check with your physician before beginning Pilates.

 

Jessica L. Molleur, Lic.Ac., DNBAO

Licensed Acupuncturist

Jessica L. Molleur is a licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and massage therapist in Massachusetts and California. She holds a Masters of Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. Her training also includes a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology from the University of California at Davis, CA. Jessica first became interested in acupuncture as a soccer player searching for an alternative to knee surgery.

She is a National Diplomate of Acupuncture, Oriental Medicine and Chinese Herbology through the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM). Following her acupuncture licensure, she became a Diplomate of Acupuncture Orthopedics. This orthopedic specialty certification is held by fewer than 300 acupuncturists in the United States. Areas of specialty include women's health, infertility, pediatrics, and sports medicine. For patients interested in learning more about acupuncture for fertility and IVF, please click here.

 

Book online for any acupuncture service in our Boston location or contact OMBE for additional information.

 

 

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