What Makes the Best Prenatal Massage Therapy

Image representing best pre natal massage therapy position for late termThe best prenatal massage therapists can reduce stress and hasten recovery throughout pregnancy, during labor, and in the post-partum period. Over the past 11 years, I have worked with numerous pregnancy massage clients. Working with friends and family, I have had the opportunity to work through the entire birth process, providing prenatal massage, labor massage, and post-partum massage care. I completed formal training and received certification in prenatal massage and worked in a pregnancy massage studio while living in Washington, DC.

Using the long-lasting benefits of myofascial release techniques, I offer the best prenatal massage sessions for therapeutic and stress-relieving benefits. My prenatal massage clients often remark about the deeply restorative state, yet productive experience they feel. Relieving  heaviness  and tension from their bodies including easing pressure in the lower back, hips, and shoulder areas.

Safety and Comfort during Prenatal Massage

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My therapeutic massage studio is fully equipped with proper supports and bolsters to facilitate comfortable, safe positions to ensure you have the best prenatal massage session possible. During the 1st trimester, receiving massage facing down is possible. During the 2nd and 3rd trimesters, you will lie on your side during your prenatal massage sessions to avoid excessive or unsafe pressure. I customize each session to specific areas of tension or discomfort that affect your sense of overall well-being. Observing general guidelines for safe, effective prenatal massage, I use various techniques including myofascial release massage for long-lasting benefits.

Prenatal Massage Benefits

Prenatal massage has wonderful benefits throughout your pregnancy:

  • Increased circulation to extremities, distressed lumbar spine muscles, and connective tissue.
  • Relief of sciatic pain and joint pain
  • Release of shoulder and mid-back tension
  • Soothing the nervous system
  • Stress relief.

These benefits help you rest more fully, increase your energy level, and dissolve headaches. Prenatal massage increases its gifts to you as you use it more often. I offer packaged sessions to make more frequent visits affordable.

It is possible to continue your prenatal massage care right into labor. I am experienced with using specific acupressure points throughout the body to help your labor progress smoothly. Therapeutic massage during labor reduces physical and emotional stress.

Post-natal massage care, after you give birth, is also a highly special and essential time to transition your body and mind through the realignment and reconnecting process of your whole body.

Are you located in the NYC area? Would you like to discuss if prenatal massage therapy could help you reduce the effects of hormonal imbalances and reduce the physical and emotional stress of pregnancy? If so, please contact a massage therapist today.