Pregnancy Massage

Our pregnancy massage is a gentle form of massage specifically attuned to the needs of a pregnant woman and tailored to support the physiological, structural, and emotional well-being of both mother and baby.

Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It’s a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.

Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mothers needs. It is also called pre-natal massage.

How is pregnancy massage different from regular massage?
The mother's body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Your massage therapist is also trained to use certain techniques, such as deep tissue massage, selectively; to understand which areas of the body to avoid and to use appropriate oils or massage balms.

Pregnancy massage has been found to:

  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Reduce back pain
  • Decrease swelling in the arms and legs
  • Reduce muscle tension and headaches
  • Improve circulation
  • Reduce stress and anxiety
  • Decrease symptoms of depression
  • Relieve muscle aches and joint pains
  • Reduce oedema (fluid retention)
  • Reduce joint pain
  • Improve the quality of sleep
  • Improve oxygenation of soft tissues 

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