Massage has a long list of benefits from decreased blood pressure to giving the immune system a boost. When maternal massage services are performed by our experienced massage therapists some of the great benefits that are particularly valuable for pregnant women include:
Many pregnant women experience low back pain. It is usually caused by the dramatic shift in your center of gravity caused by the extra weight you are carrying. This puts a great deal of stress on your back. When this is coupled with the relaxation of your ligaments and your pelvis is moved forward during the later months, it actually changes your posture a great deal, causing more aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, and also your abdominal muscles.
Pregnancy is different for every woman and sometimes the pains can be extreme, other times it is mainly inconvenient. Even minor pain and discomfort interferes with your comfort as well as your ability to rest and sleep well. Other women may also experience chronic headaches and other aches caused by circulation issues. These aches and pains, both minor and more severe, can be reduced by an experienced prenatal massage therapist. Massage sessions also make you more equipped to handle future pain that arises.
Additionally, no matter how much you are looking forward to your new baby, the changes your body goes through can be stressful. It is important to relax, but it can be very difficult with a new baby on the way. Physical discomfort, as well as feelings of being overwhelmed, makes getting enough rest sometimes very difficult. Just as regular massage is an excellent stress-reliever after a long day at work, expectant mothers can also take advantage of its relaxing qualities.
Our professional prenatal massage therapists are specially trained to know the common sore spots and how to provide the best relief. They understand your changing needs and also that pregnancy is different for each woman. They are also trained to take care of your positioning during prenatal massage therapy to maximize the benefits and ensure your comfort.
Tender, swollen breasts, even at the very beginning of pregnancy, make it uncomfortable for women to lay face-down on a massage table in the traditional way. When the stomach begins to grow, it then becomes impossible to lay face-down without a table made for pregnant women. You also cannot lie flat on your back because your uterus puts too much weight on the vein that carries blood from your legs back to your heart.
Our massage therapists are not only knowledgeable about the needs of women that are expecting, but we also have many cushions that will allow you to lie safely and comfortably during the many stages of pregnancy for every massage session. Women often find it the most comfortable to lie on their side for a massage. Our cushions provide support for you as well as access for our therapists to use their many techniques. Some of the special cushions include full-length body pillows and wedges.
Massage therapists are all extensively trained before they are licensed. Our therapists that specialize in prenatal massages receive additional training for their unique services and are all experienced with different techniques. They are sure to be able to meet your individual needs. Our standards are very high and our team is made up of only the most qualified individuals.