The pre-natal period is a special time for any woman complete with a host of new mind and body sensations. From changes in appetite, increased emotional sensitivities, new bodily aches and pains, and a rollercoaster of stress, anxiety, elation, and excitement, pregnancy can be a challenge. To address a range of symptoms common to a pregnancy, pre-natal massage is an excellent tool to induce relaxation and promote a positive, healthy experience.
As a specific form of massage tailored to the needs of the pregnant mind and body, pre-natal massage is a gentle approach to bodywork that can help provide the following benefits:
- Reduce back and joint pain
- Decrease edema (swelling)
- Address sore muscles
- Alleviate migraine and tension headaches
- Boost levels of oxygen in blood to reenergize
- Stimulate immune system
- Increase production of feel-good hormones
- Improve lymph circulation
- Calm central nervous system
The first step before booking an appointment is to talk to your doctor to ensure that your pregnancy is low-risk and you are a proper candidate to receive massage therapy. Our massage therapists are trained to handle mothers-to-be with the utmost care and comfort throughout the many different stages of pregnancy. Talk to your therapist about any specific aches and pains and then sit back, relax, and enjoy allowing someone to take care of you! We are happy to be a part of this unique journey and look forward to enabling you to feel your best during this time!