Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Research shows prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, such as Swedish Massage. Swedish Massage aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.
What Prenatal Massage Can Address
Nausea and/or vomiting, back/hip pain, muscle tension, muscle cramps, sciatica, swelling, broad/round ligament pain, fatigue, stress, trouble sleeping, depression/anxiety, & so much more!
What to expect
I like to allow extra time before your first prenatal massage to discuss your health, concerns or fears, birth plan/preparation, postpartum needs, and share additional resources.
When to receive pregnancy massage
A healthy expecting mother can receive prenatal massage throughout her entire pregnancy. I recommend that you receive a prenatal massage every 3-4 weeks throughout your first and second trimester and then every 1-2 weeks in the last few months to help your body adjust and prepare for childbirth.
Positioning during massage
Proper pillows and cushions are used during this session to ensure comfort for both mother and baby. You may find that with each session, your positioning will be different based on how to support your growing belly. There is a cushion available for you to be positioned on your belly and can be used based on how far along you are and your comfort level.
60 min: $80.00
75 min: $95.00
90 min: $115.00
Hot towels are used in every session at a safe temperature.