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What is Pregnancy Massage?

Massage during pregnancy can help the expectant mother feel nurtured, and gain a sense of well-being and relaxation during the sometimes difficult weeks of pregnancy.

What are the benefits of a Pregnancy Massage?

 

  • Eliminates stress, decreases anxiety & encourages the release of 'feel good' endorphins, also experienced by the baby

  • Helpful in preparing the expectant mother's body to relax during labour

  • Relieves discomfort in joints (neck, lower back & ankles)

  • Lymphatic drainage helps reduce fluid retention leading to reduction in swelling in hands & feet by increasing blood circulation

  • Induces relaxation, reduces emotional stress & pregnancy depression

  • Helpful in improving the respiratory system

  • Improves indigestion & acid reflux

  • Encourages proper body posture

Is it okay for me to get prenatal massage? 

If you are generally healthy and have been cleared for light exercise then you can get prenatal massage at any point during your term.

Be sure you get clearance from your doctor before you try a massage, if:

  • You're experiencing nausea, vomiting, or morning sickness

  • You're at high risk of miscarriage

  • You have a high-risk pregnancy such as placental abruption (where the placenta slightly detaches from the wall of the uterus) or preterm labor