Prenatal Massage | What To Expect
- 60 Minute | $75
- 90 Minute | $90
- 90 Minute Five Pack | $400
- Introductory 60 Minute Massage | $60
- Introductory 90 Minute Massage | $85
- Manual Lymphatic
Drainage | $75
- 90 Minute Therapeutic Massage | $100
- 60 Minute Therapeutic Massage | $75
Prenatal massage is massage therapy used during pregnancy to increase circulation, reduce tension, increase mobility, and to make the expectant mother feel good. Prenatal massage is tailored to the needs of pregnant women and their constantly changing bodies.
Since carrying a baby changes you bodies center of gravity, women often experience stress on the neck, back, abdomen and shoulder muscles. Pregnancy can also cause the ligaments in the pelvic joints to relax, creating instability, resulting in a posture that will pull the pelvis forward. These changes in the body produce side effects such as an aching back or swollen feet and legs. Prenatal massage will help elevate many of these.
What are the benefits of massage during pregnancy?
Some of the benefits of prenatal massage during pregnancy are:
- Reduced join pain
- Improved mood
- Improved circulation
- Reduced edema/swelling
- Reduced muscle tension/headaches
- Reduced stress, depress, and anxiety
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
- More restful sleep
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced risk of preterm birth
Studies have shown that women who receive regular prenatal massage have a greater chance of perceiving less pain during labor and delivery. These women also tend to have shorter labors.
If you decide prenatal massage is right for you, be sure to let your massage therapist know which areas of your body need attention. If anything is uncomfortable of painful during the massage, let the massage therapist know immediately. The goal is for you to be comfortable and relaxed through out the duration of the massage.
Is prenatal massage safe?
A prenatal massage can be done at any point during a healthy pregnancy. In cases of high risk pregnancy, or if there are medical complications in either mom, baby or both, it’s a good idea to talk to your obstetrician and your prenatal massage therapist prior to having any massage.
If you have any concerns at all about the safety of having a prenatal massage, we encourage you to talk to your healthcare provider.