Your body is doing so much for you right now — you’re making a little human in there! It’s no wonder that you may be feeling aches and pains in new or unexpected places, feel a little stressed-out, or just feel dog-tired.
Prenatal massage uses techniques designed to address some of the less savory aspects of being pregnant. The advantages of massage during pregnancy and postpartum have been well-documented in the research: reduced muscle and joint pain, reduced swelling, increased circulation, improved breathing and digestion, stress-reduction, and relaxation (to name a few). And, it feels so darn good!
Let your therapist know if you are looking for a prenatal massage that falls more into the “Restorative” category or the “Functional Massage” category. You can also discuss with your therapist if you would like 10 minutes reserved for birth preparation exercises.← Ask The Expert