Prenatal Massage is a form of therapeutic bodywork that specifically meets the unique needs of the pregnant woman. Promoting improved function of muscles and joints, Prenatal Massage can help increase circulation and overall body tone. Additionally, Prenatal Massage can decrease mental and physical fatigue commonly associated with pregnancy. Prenatal Massage is usually begun during the 2nd and/or 3rd trimesters of pregnancy but can begin as early as the first trimester. While lying on her side, a pregnant woman can be massaged on her side, in a semi-reclining position, and even on her belly, with the use of a specially-designed pillow.
Also known to relieve sciatic nerve pain and other common conditions experienced during pregnancy, Prenatal Massage is an effective therapy for helping to calm, and promote overall wellbeing.