Prenatal massage is therapeutic massage focused on expecting mothers. The Licensed Massage Therapist performing the massage is trained to know what to do so that pregnancy massage can be beneficial and supportive. There are some areas of the body that your Massage Therapist need to avoid during pregnancy, so it is important for you to trust your Massage Therapist. Our therapists are highly trained and have worked closely with acupuncturists and chiropractors to help ease discomfort from pregnancy, and how to be cautious of certain areas during pregnancy.

 

Massage during pregnancy can help with:

  • Discomfort
  • Sciatic Pain
  • Swollen Ankles
  • Fatigue
  • Stress
  • Reduced Headaches
  • Better Sleep

Those are just a few! The American Pregnancy Association lists many more of the benefits of massage during pregnancy.

 

 

We offer two ways of laying with the baby belly:

  • pregnancySide-lying position: Laying on your side with pillows around you to support your head and neck and also to give support between your knees
  • Face-down with prenatal pillows: These pillows have cut-outs for your stomach and can be adjusted to fit your size.

 

Each woman is different and each body responds differently to pregnancy. We want to honor that and do what makes you feel most comfortable. If you just aren’t finding that comfort with the prenatal pillows and prefer to do a side-lying position, just tell your therapist. We will accommodate.

 

Megan Jett and Amanda Smith are our prenatal specialists.

 

*NOTE* We do have a policy of waiting until the mother to be is out of the first trimester before we preform a massage.

 

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