Massage during pregnancy can provide a wide range of benefits including, but not limited to, reducing overall pain and discomfort in muscles and joints, improving circulation, reducing swelling, headache and neck tension relief, reduce stress and anxiety, and improve your sleep.
Massage therapy is safe and effective form of treatment throughout your pregnancy. In your initial appointment, you can expect your therapist to discuss your individual experience and symptoms with you in order to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs. Prenatal treatments can be done in various positions based on your comfort level, but are generally done in side lying with pillowing for support and comfort. As part of your treatment, your therapist will provide you with self care and mobility exercises to help maintain any goals reached in treatment.