Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage is one of the best ways to support the health of a mother and her unborn child. This massage technique will help you release your stress and anxiety while also relieving a lot of your pregnancy discomfort.

Prenatal Massage is a specialty that is provided for the best help for both you and the baby. It will include elements of Swedish Massage and reflexology.

Treatment Expectations

You will not be expected to lie in any position that will be uncomfortable for you in any way. An elevated and side-lying position is most commonly used for positioning an expecting mother. You will be lying on your side and propped up with pillows while your massage therapist gently rubs your back, arms, shoulders, hips, legs and feet. Your comfort and the wellness of both you and your baby is the most important thing.

Benefits of a Prenatal Massage

  • Decreased back pain.
  • Releases tension and muscle strain.
  • Shorter labor and delivery when the time comes.
  • Less stress on both you and the baby.
  • Less fatigue.
  • Total relaxation.
  • Healthier overall pregnancy.

Frequently Asked Questions

You should avoid Prenatal Massage if you have a blood clot, skin condition or if you have been considered a high risk pregnancy. It is always a good idea to consult your doctor to determine if massage therapy should be avoided at any point during your pregnancy.

No. A Prenatal Massage will actually relax the baby just as it relaxes the mother. Massage therapists are trained in making sure that you and your baby is protected and well cared for during the Massage.

During Prenatal Massage, your therapist will have you lay on your side with a pillow under your head and a pillow under your arm and leg. They will work with you to find a position that will be most comfortable for you.

It is an option for your therapist to have you lay on your back for a short time with a wedge elevating your position and a pillow under your knees. This is always done with a lot of communication to ensure the comfort of mother and the safety of the infant.