Expectant moms experience unique physical and emotional changes that occur as a result of increased baby weight,  shifting of  the pelvis and adjusting hormone levels. While this is a beautiful period of heightened expectations and joy, mothers-to-be also endure heightened physical discomfort that ranges from muscular tension and headaches to pressure on the knees. 

Prenatal massage is natural, touch therapy aimed at alleviating these and other pregnancy related symptoms. Experienced therapists choose techniques that are safe and effective for pregnant women. Prenatal and postpartum massage offer a wide range of benefits, which include the following:

  • Reduces stress and promotes relaxation
  • Eases backaches, headaches, shoulder and neck aches that may be cause by muscle tension and shifts in posture to accommodate increasing weight
  • Decreases pain in pelvic / hip area
  • Increases blood circulation
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Improves skin elasticity that can help reduce stretch marks
  • Helps reduce swelling in such places as hands and lower legs
  • Can alleviate the stress on weight-bearing joints, like the knees, which are impacted by the extra weight of a growing baby
  • Promotes relaxation and deep breathing
  • Helps stabilize hormone levels by lessening anxiety
  • Postpartum restoration of abdomen, muscles and joints