pregnancy-massagePregnancy is a special and joyful time in a woman’s life. Excitement over the wonder that there’s a baby growing inside and anticipation about motherhood helps us stay focused on the result of our ten-month adventure. As they say, “good things come to those that wait.”

Still, our bodies feel very different during pregnancy than at other times: our sleep patterns can be disrupted; we can experience a whole new set of aches and pains we never knew existed; our stress levels can increase. Common issues include swollen feet and ankles–often discussed but rarely relieved without the help of therapeutic massage. If you’re struggling with morning sickness, you don’t have to grin and bear it: therapeutic massage can help. Lower back pain often occurs for several reasons, one of which is the pressure weight gain puts on your back. Therapeutic massage can resolve this problem, as well as more serious issues like high miscarriage risk and placental abruption.

In our culture, we tend to turn to books (What to Expect When You’re Expecting, anyone?), medications, websites, and social media for answers and inspiration during our pregnancies. In our search for solutions to difficulties during pregnancy, have we forgotten about the power of human touch?

Massages make a tremendous difference during easy or challenging pregnancies, and we have several therapists on our staff staff who specialize in prenatal massage. Unlike typical massage treatments, our approach is therapeutic and intentional. Our therapists who have expertise in prenatal massage know exactly how to treat your symptoms, leading to a greatly improved pregnancy experience.

With the exception of morning sickness, symptoms tend to increase as your pregnancy progresses, so we recommend regularly-scheduled treatments in your second and third trimesters.

Book an appointment today to address:

Stress/ anxiety/depression

Low back pain

Swollen feet and ankles

Sleep problems

Morning sickness

High risk of miscarriage

Placental abruption