Prenatal Massage $69.00
Congratulations! Let us help relieve some of the aches and pains you’re carrying around. We will support you by using pregnancy support pillows and pregnancy massage techniques. Our goal is to let you decompress and help you relax as we care for both you and your baby. We know it is a time of change and anticipation regardless if this is your first pregnancy or your 6th. We know that prenatal massage will make your day better and you will receive many benefits for you and your baby. The power of touch and nurturing is strong and what can be more natural for you, than to benefit of a nurturing touch while pregnant?
Pregnancy challenges your body in various ways. You must adjust to the wonders of your changing body shape and although exciting and welcoming there are sometimes mixed emotions of worry and being a bit overwhelmed with your daily demands of being a mom. Massage therapy can help balance your physical and emotional well-being; it also gives you that special attention, which in turn nurtures your little treasure that is changing with you.
Through you, your baby will benefit from an improved blood circulation, healthy tissue, flexible joints and muscles during the pregnancy and labor. With hands-on healing energy techniques, it is also possible to establish a deep connection with your baby , providing your little treasure with a feeling of love and nourishment.
Relaxation and stress reduction -Healthcare professionals agree on the positive results of relaxation during pregnancy – increased well-being for you and your baby, and increased chances for a positive birth experience. Through emotional support and physical nurturing prenatal massage reduces stress and promotes relaxation, creating a balance in the body, decreasing fear and anxiety and enhancing the immune system.
Reduce pain and strains – As pregnancy progresses and the uterus grows, the pelvis tends to rotate forward, increasing the lower back curve and stretching the abdominal muscles. Massage therapy techniques are helpful in providing relief on weight-bearing joints – alleviating tightness and pain in areas such as the lower back, hips, pelvis and ankles. Sciatica in the buttocks or legs as well as calf cramps are also commonly associated with pregnancy.
Improve blood circulation – During the pregnancy all blood components are elevated to provide for fetal needs; by weeks 24 to 34, the plasma volume alone has increased by 40%. Resulting discomfort such as swelling, varicose veins and high blood pressure are common. The greatest change women notice is swollen legs and ankles. Swedish and lymphatic massage support circulatory function, thus reducing swelling. Massage therapy helps provide regular blood flow to the uterus, placenta and fetus, promotes the delivery of oxygen and nutrients, and accelerates the removal of waste products, improving both mother’s and baby’s tissue health.
Prepare for labor – In order to give birth with less effort, the musculature of a woman’s back, abdomen and pelvic floor must remain relaxed to allow the uterus to labor without resistance. Massage therapy methods used to release pain are also effective to increase muscle and joint flexibility, particularly in the pelvis and legs, which is useful for childbirth. Receiving bodywork during pregnancy also contributes to self-awareness and relaxation that are necessary to actively participate in the birth process.
Improve respiratory and GI – Most expectant women tend to feel short of breath and hyperventilate, a result of the growing uterus restricting the diaphragm area. Common gastrointestinal system discomforts include indigestion, heartburn, nausea and vomiting. Swedish massage, acupressure and reiki can help alleviate those symptoms.
IS PRENATAL MASSAGE FOR ME?
Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy – during the first, second, or third trimester. At Pregnancy Treasures Boutique we prefer to start in 2nd Trimester and third trimester. Mothers-to-be with certain conditions, such as high-risk pregnancy, preeclampsia, high blood pressure or diabetes may not be able to receive massage therapy. Always ask your Primary Care Physician or Ob/GYN before proceeding with any bodywork.
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