Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage is a specialized form of massage therapy that is tailored to meet the unique needs of pregnant women. REMassage therapists who offer this service have received special training to provide relief from common pregnancy-related discomforts, such as back pain, fatigue, and swelling. It also aids in promoting general relaxation and well-being.

Additionally it also helps in controlling cortisol levels. Lowering stress levels results in a healthier and happier mother and, in turn, a healthier baby boy or girl. Prenatal is offered as an add-on to a regular REMassage treatment.

Prenatal massage is performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist who has experience working with pregnant women. The therapist will use techniques that are safe and comfortable for both the mother and the baby, and will take into account the stage of pregnancy and any specific concerns or conditions.

What to Expect

During a prenatal massage session, the therapist may use techniques such as a Swedish style massage, deep tissue massage (with limitations), and myofascial release to help alleviate common pregnancy discomforts. The therapist may also use pillows and cushions to support the body in a comfortable and safe side lying position.

Prenatal massage is a therapeutic treatment that aims to provide expectant mothers with comfort and support throughout their pregnancy. This form of massage has multiple benefits that affect both the mother and her baby, such as decreasing stress and tension, increasing blood flow, promoting better sleep and improving overall relaxation and well-being. This treatment is commonly considered to be secure for most women, however, it is advisable to consult with a healthcare professional to check if it is suitable for a specific pregnancy. Incorporating prenatal massage as part of a pregnancy wellness routine can be greatly beneficial for expecting mothers.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

There is an increasing amount of research supporting the utilization of massage therapy during pregnancy. Studies have indicated the following potential advantages for pregnant women:

  • Easing typical pregnancy discomforts: massage has been shown to help relieve discomfort associated with pregnancy such as lower back pain, swelling, and fatigue.
  • Decrease in stress and anxiety: Massage therapy has been seen to decrease stress and anxiety levels in pregnant women which could have a positive impact on both mother and baby.
  • Enhanced sleep: Studies reveal that massage therapy could enhance the sleep quality in pregnant women, which can promote overall health and well-being.
  • Increased Relaxation and well-being: Massage therapy has been seen to encourage relaxation and overall well-being in pregnant women.
  • Improved outcomes for high-risk pregnancies: Massage therapy could also improve outcomes for high-risk pregnancies including lower preterm labor risk, and better fetal growth.

It's important to note that the potential benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy may vary on a case by case basis, and it's always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any massage therapy during pregnancy.

Prenatal Massage