PreNatal Massage Offers Relief For The Expectant Mother
Feeling the typical aches and pains associated with pregnancy? Prenatal massage therapy is specifically tailored for the expectant mother’s needs. Soothe your tired body with a prenatal massage using gentle Swedish strokes and light stretching.
Also known as pregnancy massage, this type of massage therapy gives relief for swelling, stress, and muscle cramps. Particular attention is paid to stress bearing areas such as the lower back and hips. We wait until after the first trimester, so this service is only offered for expecting mothers at least 12 weeks along in their pregnancy.
How Can PreNatal Massage Help?
PreNatal massage therapy can reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy to treat back pain during pregnancy when other choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.
Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Healthy and happy moms have healthier and happier babies.
PreNatal vs Traditional Massage
We take extra care to make certain that the mother’s body is properly positioned and supported during our prenatal massage, using pillows and support cushions. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for both mother and baby. To provide extra security, some massage techniques, such as deep tissue work, won’t be used. We steer clear of those areas of the body that should be avoided when giving a massage during pregnancy to provide maximum relief for the expectant mother while avoiding any concerns for her baby.