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Prenatal Massage – “Me Time” for expectant moms

Elements Scottsdale Promenade Nov 29, 2012

If you’ve ever been pregnant, you know how important it is to care for your health and how wonderful it feels to have some special “me time” before the baby arrives.  If you haven’t been pregnant but know someone who is, take the word of all the expectant moms out there who would tell you that a prenatal massage would be a little slice of heaven. 

Pregnancy is a time of stress, hormonal changes and varying amounts of physical discomfort, all of which are a normal part of the process.  It’s often difficult for women to deal with their changing bodies and emotions during pregnancy.  An Elements prenatal massage can help reduce both the physical and emotional symptoms that moms-to-be can experience.

Prenatal massage therapy can provide relief for sciatica, back and pelvis discomfort, help reduce swelling in feet and ankles, and improve sleep, as well as alleviating stress, anxiety and depression.  It can also benefit the baby by increasing oxygen and nutrients for both mom and baby.  Additionally, it just makes a mom-to-be feel special, and gives her some much needed time to relax and prepare for the new arrival.

Elements prenatal massage therapists are trained in safe and effective massage techniques for prenatal and postnatal women, and will work with clients to ensure their massage experience is comfortable and safe.  If you are expecting, consider doing something wonderful for yourself and your baby during this special time; and if you know someone who is pregnant, remember that a prenatal massage makes a unique gift that an expectant mom will absolutely appreciate.

 

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