Prenatal massage is massage therapy specifically designed for pregnant bodies. It is suited for all stages of growth throughout the pregnancy. Life is stressful enough without growing an entire human being inside your body! Enjoy the relaxing, stress-relieving benefits of massage on our custom prenatal massage table. The ergonomic design has recesses in the abdominal and breast areas to perfectly support a mother while lying face down.
Is Massage While Pregnant Safe?
First and foremost, it is important to get the go-ahead from your doctor. Otherwise, massages are considered safe after the first trimester. Later in the pregnancy, extra weight starts to add stress to the body, making it a perfect time to receive a massage. A massage in the first three months of pregnancy can trigger dizziness and make morning sickness symptoms worse.
There is no science showing that a massage will affect the pregnancy negatively. It is a good idea to avoid having your stomach massaged to avoid discomfort. Pressure in the abdomen is extremely uncomfortable for most pregnant women. Most prenatal massages won’t have you lie flat on your back to avoid compressing blood vessels. Laying on your back restricts blood flow to the placenta, causing more problems than the massage is solving.
Always see a trained massage therapist for prenatal massages. This way, you can relax knowing you’re in the hands of a trained professional. A experienced massage therapist knows what muscles or positions to avoid to help you relax. Our team is well-trained to ensure that each customer gets the most out of each session.
What is Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal Massages are adapted to fit the anatomical changes that a body goes through during pregnancy. Regular massage has you laying on your stomach or on your back. However, it is ill-advised to lay on your stomach or back while pregnant. This is why our ergonomic tables make it possible to spend part of the massage on your stomach. Our prenatal wedge helps keep you upright while on your back.
As your shape and posture change, a trained massage therapist will make accommodations to ensure the session stays comfortable and safe. You might be asked to lie on your side with pillows or cushions for support.
Research shows that massage can reduce stress hormones in the body. It not only feels good to relax and loosen the muscles, but it’s good for you as well. Stress can cause depression, anxiety, and headaches. It’s also a major player with heart and gastrointestinal problems. Reducing stress means reducing the risk of these issues as well as many others.
Massage also increases blood flow, which is even more important during pregnancy. It keeps your lymphatic system working well and reconnects your mind with your body. Pregnancy may be a joy, but it is also stressful for your body to undergo. Give your hard-working body the treatment it deserves with a prenatal massage.
Regular prenatal massages during gestation have been known to relieve:
- Joint Pain
- Neck and back pain
- Leg cramping
- Non-preeclampsia-related hand and foot swelling.
- Carpal tunnel pain
- Sinus Congestion
Book a Prenatal Massage Today
Massage is an effective stress relief treatment that promotes wellness and spiritual healing. It’s a great way to reward yourself for all the hard work your body is putting into growing another human being. Contact us today to book an appointment or ask about our other services.