What to Expect in Your First Prenatal Massage?
If you’re expecting a baby and you haven’t tried out prenatal massage, now is the time! It can be a welcome respite from the aches and pains of pregnancy, plus it can help prepare your body for childbirth. But what exactly should you expect from your first prenatal massage? In this blog post we’ll go over some of the basics so that when you get on the table for your first session, you know what to expect!
A prenatal massage is just what it sounds like...a regular massage that’s adjusted to meet the needs of pregnant people.
A prenatal massage is just what it sounds like—a regular massage that’s adjusted to meet the needs of pregnant people. A certified therapist should work on you during your session. The therapist should have advanced knowledge because of their training and experience so that you have a safe and comfortable session.
The goal of a prenatal massage is to relieve discomfort and stress by using safe, gentle techniques that target typical problem areas, and improve circulation and overall well-being. You can expect your practitioner to focus on areas such as the lower back, neck, shoulders, arms, hands, and feet. Massage can address swelling, pain, discomfort, tension, and adhesions.
Once you’re on the table, your therapist will have you lay on your side resting on a specially designed pillow.
You can also use a pillow to support your belly if it feels more comfortable. You will be covered the entire time by a sheet, and the therapist will undrape the area that they are focusing on at that moment.
Prenatal massages are for pregnant people and we're here for them!
As prenatal certified therapists, we work with pregnant people every single day.
We've worked with many expectant folks who have told us their pre-natal massages were some of the best things they did for themselves during pregnancy. We hope that our prenatal massage services will offer something special to those out there who want a relaxing time before giving birth to their little ones!
Book your Prenatal massage today online at www.pressmodernmassage.com and let us help you feel so much better!