Pre-natal Massage focuses on alleviating the aches and pains that accompany pregnancy such as back, ligament, sciatic, and pelvic pains. It can also help balance hormones, improve outcome of labor, reduce stress, and increase feelings of nurturing and well-being.
Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy – during the first, second, or third trimester. Your massage therapist will discuss your specific needs to ensure that your session is completely safe and wonderfully comfortable.
The benefits of massage can improve overall prenatal health for many pregnant women. Along with the guidance and advice of a prenatal care provider, massage therapy can be incorporated into routine prenatal care as an emotional and physical health supplement proven to improve pregnancy outcome, and maternal health. Consult with your midwife or obstetrician before beginning any new therapeutic practice.