A prenatal massage is a therapeutic treatment specifically tailored for the unique needs of pregnant women. It focuses on relieving the physical discomforts and emotional stress that can accompany pregnancy. During pregnancy, a woman's body undergoes numerous changes, which can lead to aches, pains, and tension in the muscles. Prenatal massages are designed to alleviate these discomforts through specialized techniques that are safe and beneficial for both the mother and baby. The goal of a prenatal massage is often to boost circulation, reduce swelling in the legs and feet, and relieve muscle tension. Besides physical benefits, prenatal massage can also have psychological benefits. It can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, and promote overall wellbeing.
We offer two prenatal massage styles: Swedish and Thai.
Swedish massage, a popular Western therapy, employs flowing strokes and deep-pressure techniques by using hands, forearms, or elbows with the application of oil. . For ensuring utmost comfort, a pregnancy cushion is providing, allowing expectant mothers to lie comfortably face down throughout the duration of their pregnancy.
Thai massages on the other hand use stretching and rocking techniques without the application of oil. Clients are provided with loose-fitting clothes and the massage is performed on a padded floor mat. Client will lay either on their side and back throughout the session.
Both options are great for prenatal up until full term!
Sessions are performed by a Registered Massage Therapist (RMT)