Pregnancy massage focuses on addressing the special needs of expecting women. Specially-designed massage tables, cushions, and side-lying postures are used to prevent putting pressure on the abdomen. 70 min session includes a 20 min end of session nap time. Your 50 minute session with the therapist will end with you being positioned perfectly for your nap.
50 minutes $75, 70 minutes $85.00
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
A woman's body goes through many transformations during pregnancy - from changes in her hormones and posture to changes in her joint flexibility and emotions.
Massage can provide relief from a lot of the discomforts during pregnancy including the following:
neck and back pain caused by changes in posture and weight distribution as the baby grows
the increased strain put on all the muscles of the body
problems with digestion
massage also decreases stress hormones and feelings of anxiety or depression
increases blood circulation to the internal organs which provides more nutrients and oxygen to the growing baby
Studies have shown that regular massages during pregnancy:
reduces pain levels especially in the back and legs
reduces anxiety, depression and the stress hormones cortisole and norepinephrin
increases relaxation hormones dopamine and seratonin
The study also showed that women who had prenatal massage also had less obstetrical complications during birth and less postnatal complications including low birth weight and premature birth.
In the postpartum period, massage helps to reduce the stress of being a new mom and assists in the body healing process. Massage also helps relieve the tension and adhesions in the postural muscles which were chronically overused and shortened during the pregnancy. After a period of recovery, massage therapy is also very beneficial for working on scar tissue, such as C-section scar, which could cause discomfort later in life.