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The award-winning PRESS Modern Massage Prenatal session designed specifically to address lower back and hip pain, neck tension, leg cramping, swollen feet and ankles, and overall fatigue during pregnancy.

Each session is deeply satisfying and tailored to focus on the areas you’d like to address. Side-laying positions and supportive maternity pillows ensure comfort and relaxation. Take a deep breath and prepare to feel better!

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What Is A Prenatal Massage?

Pregnancy is an exciting time for many people, but it can also be a difficult one. Aches, pains, and stress can all take their toll on a person’s body and mind. That's why prenatal massage can be such a helpful tool for expecting parents. Prenatal massage is a type of massage therapy specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant people. It helps reduce stress and relieve muscle aches and pains while promoting relaxation. Not only can prenatal massage provide relief from physical discomfort, but it can also help with emotional issues such as depression and anxiety.

Prenatal massage is a gentle and safe way to help someone through the physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy. It is important to make sure that you are receiving the right type of massage and that you are in the hands of a qualified and experienced massage therapist. Additionally, feel free to head over to our page detailing the
Science Behind Massage. There you can find pertinent studies that detail massage therapy’s benefits for several reasons. 

What Can I Expect During A Prenatal Massage?

A prenatal massage is a massage specifically designed for pregnancy. It helps to reduce stress, relieve muscle tension and discomfort, and promote relaxation. During a prenatal massage, the massage therapist will use a combination of massage techniques to soothe and relax the body.

The massage therapist will start by using light, gentle strokes on the back, legs, shoulders, and arms. This helps to reduce tension and promote relaxation. As the massage progresses, the massage therapist will use deeper pressure to target specific areas of tension. They may also use special techniques such as craniosacral therapy or reflexology to help reduce stress and tension.

The massage therapist will also use massage oil or lotion to help reduce friction and improve the massage experience. The massage therapist will also use pillows and cushions to help support the body and ensure comfort during the massage.

The massage therapist will also be aware of any areas of the body that may need to be avoided during the massage.

At the end of the massage, the massage therapist will provide advice on how to maintain the benefits of the massage. This may include recommendations on stretching, relaxation techniques, and other lifestyle changes that can help to reduce stress and tension.

What Is The Difference Between A Prenatal Massage And A Regular Massage?

The difference between a prenatal massage and a regular massage is that a prenatal massage is specifically designed to provide comfort and relief for pregnant people. The licensed massage therapists are also certified specifically in prenatal massage to make sure the experience is safe and enjoyable. These massages are tailored to the needs of pregnancy and focus on areas of the body that are affected by a pregnancy, such as the lower back, hips, and legs.

Prenatal massage therapists use special techniques and positions that are safe and comfortable. For example, the therapist will use pillows and bolsters to support the client’s body and ensure comfort during the massage. The massage therapist will also use techniques that are gentle and relaxing, such as Swedish massage, which uses long, flowing strokes, and also deep and relieving for any areas of pain and tension

The massage therapist will also be mindful of any factors that may affect the massage, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or any other medical condition. The massage therapist will also take into account any medications that the client may be taking and will adjust the massage accordingly.

In addition to providing comfort and relief, prenatal massage also offers many other benefits. It can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve sleep, reduce swelling, and improve circulation. Prenatal massage can also help to reduce labor and delivery time and reduce the risk of postpartum depression.

Overall, prenatal massage is a great way to relax and relieve tension during pregnancy. If you have any concerns about prenatal massage, speak with your doctor to make sure that it is safe for your particular situation.

Safety Precautions For Massages During Pregnancy

When it comes to prenatal massage, safety is of the utmost importance. During pregnancy, the body goes through many changes, and massage can affect the body differently than it does in non-pregnant women. Therefore, it is important to take the necessary precautions to ensure that the massage is safe for both the mother and the baby.

Discuss Before Starting 

Before beginning a massage, it is important to discuss any medical conditions or concerns with your massage therapist. During the massage, the therapist should be aware of any areas of discomfort or pain and should adjust the massage accordingly. It is also important to let the therapist know if anything feels uncomfortable or if there is any pain.

Comfort Is Key

The massage should be done in a comfortable, relaxing environment. The room should be warm and the massage table should be padded and comfortable. The therapist should use pillows and blankets to support the body and provide extra comfort.

Training/Certification Matters

It is important to make sure the massage therapist is trained and certified in prenatal massage. The therapist should be familiar with the anatomy of the pregnant body and be able to adjust the massage accordingly.

Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!

It is important to drink plenty of water before and after the massage. This will help to flush out any toxins that may have been released during the massage.

Finally, it is important to follow the advice of your healthcare provider. If your doctor has any concerns about the massage, it is best to follow their advice and avoid the massage until it is safe to do so. Following these safety precautions will help ensure that the massage is safe and beneficial for both the mother and the baby.

Do You Lay On Your Stomach During A Prenatal Massage?

When it comes to prenatal massage, the question of whether or not you can lay on your stomach is one that is commonly asked. The answer is no, you should not lay on your stomach during a prenatal massage. This is because lying on your stomach can put pressure on your uterus and cause discomfort or even harm your baby.

Instead, during a prenatal massage, you will be asked to lie on your side in a comfortable position. This will allow your massage therapist to work on your back, hips, and legs without putting any pressure on your abdomen. You may also be asked to lie on your back with the use of pillows or bolsters to support your abdomen and legs.

Your massage therapist may also use a special pregnancy massage table that has a cut-out in the middle for your belly to fit in. This will help to provide extra comfort and support for your belly.

No matter what position you are in during your massage, your massage therapist will always be sure to adjust their pressure and techniques to ensure that you are comfortable and that your baby is safe.

4 Key Prenatal Massage Benefits

Prenatal massage offers many potential benefits for expecting mothers. It can help with the physical and emotional discomfort that comes with pregnancy, as well as enhance the overall health of the mother and baby. Here are four key benefits of prenatal massage:

1. Alleviates Stress & Anxiety: Prenatal massage can help reduce stress and anxiety that often comes with the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. Massage helps to relax the body and mind, reducing cortisol levels, which can reduce stress and anxiety.

2. Improves Sleep Quality: Prenatal massage can help improve sleep quality by reducing stress and tension in the body. Massage can also help reduce the physical discomfort that can make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep.

3. Reduces Pain & Discomfort: Prenatal massage can help reduce physical discomfort that is common during pregnancy, such as back pain, sciatica, and headaches. Massage can also help reduce swelling in the feet and ankles, as well as improve circulation.

4. Enhances Bonding: Prenatal massage can help create a bond between the mother and baby. Massage can help the mother feel more connected to the baby and can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Prenatal massage can be a great way to relax, reduce stress, and improve overall health during pregnancy. While there are many potential benefits, it’s important to talk to your doctor before getting a massage to make sure it’s safe for you and your baby.

At What Point In Pregnancy Do You Need A Prenatal Massage?

At what point in pregnancy do you need a prenatal massage? The answer to this question depends on a few factors, including the health of the mother and her doctor’s advice. Generally, it is recommended to wait until the second trimester before getting a prenatal massage.

First Trimester

During the first trimester, the body is adjusting to the changes of pregnancy, and there is a risk of miscarriage. Therefore, it is best to avoid massage during this time. However, if the mother-to-be is experiencing a lot of pain or discomfort, her doctor may recommend a light massage.

Second Trimester

In the second trimester, the risk of miscarriage is much lower and the body is more adapted to the changes of pregnancy. Therefore, this is generally the best time to get a prenatal massage.

Third Trimester

In the third trimester, the baby is growing quickly and the mother may experience a lot of discomfort. During this time, a prenatal massage can help to soothe the aching muscles and reduce the stress of carrying a baby.

Overall, the best time to get a prenatal massage is in the second trimester. However, if the mother-to-be is experiencing a lot of pain or discomfort, her doctor may recommend a light massage during the first trimester. It is important to always consult with a doctor before getting a massage during pregnancy.

Final Thoughts

A prenatal massage is a great way to treat yourself during pregnancy. Not only does it provide physical relief from the aches and pains of pregnancy, but it can also help alleviate depression and anxiety. It is important to remember, however, that safety is the most important factor when choosing a massage therapist and getting a massage during pregnancy. 

Be sure to discuss any safety concerns with your massage therapist and doctor before having a prenatal massage. Ultimately, if you decide to have a prenatal massage, you can rest assured that you are in good hands and that you are taking care of yourself and your baby.

Finally, click here to schedule your prenatal massage today! Let PRESS support you on your pregnancy journey through the gift of massage! 


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