The Benefits of a Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy can be one of the most uncomfortable times in a woman’s life. Your body is changing in ways you didn’t know was possible, stretch marks are appearing all over, and basically everything hurts… all the time.

While you’re getting ready for baby to make its arrival, you’re doing your best to be comfortable. That includes the body pillow at night, stocking up on pickles, and getting prenatal massages!

These types of massages are great relieving stress and promoting relaxation (two of the most important things you need to be trying to do while pregnant!). This massage also alleviates the pressure on the joints you’re overworking, helps with better sleep at night, and can aid in regulating your hormonal imbalances. Here are some other benefits to prenatal massages:

  • Better sleep at night
  • Increased relaxation/calmness
  • Lower stress
  • Reduce back and joint pain
  • Better circulation

Your prenatal massage will involve extra support with pillows to make sure you’re comfortable, as well as specific positioning so as not to strain other parts of your body. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, these positions will differ.

Our massage therapists here at Precision Wellness will typically stay away from deep tissue work so as not to make your already uncomfortable muscles feel worse. Instead, we will give more of a Swedish massage focused with relaxing the body and work to reduce swelling and nerve pain.

It’s important that you tell your massage therapist that you are pregnant to ensure you get the proper massage, as well as getting the confirmation from your doctor that you are able to get a massage. If you have any questions about booking your prenatal massage with us, please give us a call!