Prenatal massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue. Prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy, help the mother-to-be prepare for labor and give her nurturing emotional support.
Benefits of prenatal massage:
Alleviates stress on weight-bearing joints
Assists in remedying many of the common discomforts experienced during pregnancy: muscular discomforts, headaches, leg cramps, sciatica, stiffness, tension and knots, heartburn and acid reflux, fatigue, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, edema of the lower extremities, neck and back pain, hip/joint pain and constipation
Increases blood circulation, which provides more oxygen and nutrients to both mother and child
Stimulates the lymph system, thereby increasing immunity and removal of toxins
Stabilizes hormonal levels and helps relieve depression and anxiety caused by hormonal changes
Soothes and relaxes the nervous system
Promotes better sleep
Assists in maintaining good posture and adjusting to a changing alignment caused by the baby’s increasing weight
Eases the load on the heart and helps keep blood pressure in check
Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
Increases blood flow
Prepares the mother-to-be for an easier delivery
Offers a natural, safe, drug-free alternative choice for pain relief
Emotional support and healing energy
Important information to know when going in to get a prenatal massage
Make sure that your massage therapist is fully trained for prenatal massage.
Tell the Massage therapist that you are pregnant and how far along you are when scheduling the appointment.
Tell the therapist any medications you are on.
Go over any medical information with your massage therapist. Some medical conditions can affect how you are massaged or could make massage unsafe for you or your child.
Have open communication with your massage therapist.
Drink plenty of water before and after your massage.
Relax and enjoy.
If interested in more information about prenatal massages, package prices, or meeting our licensed massage therapist, Traci, please contact the office at 608-833-9445.