This is a form of therapeutic bodywork performed by a licensed massage therapist. Every pregnancy is unique in its own way and the massage should be tailored to that individual’s needs. Gentle techniques are used to help alleviate some of the ailments associated with pregnancy, such as lower back pain, shoulder pain, fatigue, joint tenderness and stretch marks.
Pre-natal massage can help improve circulation, reduce stress and promote relaxation. Promoting better function of muscles and joints, prenatal massage also improves circulation and overall body tone. Additionally, prenatal massage decreases mental and physical fatigue and restores balance. The pregnant woman can be massaged on her side, in a semi-reclining position, or face up (supine) to work other areas of the body. With low lighting and soft music, prenatal massage is performed via gentle massage strokes over the entire body. Helping to relieve sciatic nerve pain and multiple other conditions experienced during pregnancy, prenatal massage is an effective therapy for helping to calm and promote overall well-being.