The Benefits of Prenatal Massage

At River Flower Wellness, we know how important it is to take care of your body, and it becomes especially important to manage stress and relieve muscle aches and joint pain as you navigate through a pregnancy. For centuries, prenatal massage has been used to reduce muscle tension and relieve stress during pregnancy, which is why we’re proud to offer it to our clients.

Pregnancy Massage to Improve Overall Health

Participating in prenatal massage therapy has a range of proven benefits, some of which include:

  • Reduced nerve pain
  • Hormone regulation
  • Swelling reduction

It’s beneficial to find a licensed pregnancy massage therapist to help provide relief during every stage of pregnancy, and River Flower Wellness is ready to be there for you.

Reduced Nerve Pain with Prenatal Massage

Massage for pregnancy specifically targets nerve and pain issues that are most frequently experienced as a result of pregnancy. For example, most pregnant women experience sciatic nerve pain in late pregnancy. Pregnancy massage helps relieve the inflamed nerves by releasing tension near the lower back and pelvic floor. Overall, prenatal massage improves nerve pain by directly targeting areas that are most commonly affected during pregnancy.

Hormone Regulation

When pregnancy massage is introduced, it has been shown to positively alter hormone levels associated with pregnancy. Regulating these hormone levels with massage during pregnancy helps to improve overall health and stabilize mood. Positive changes in hormones during pregnancy as a result of prenatal massage can help contribute to a birth with fewer complications.

Reduction of Swelling with Pregnancy Massage Therapy

Increased pressure and reduced circulation during pregnancy often cause joints to swell. Massage for pregnancy will stimulate soft tissue and reduce overall swelling, especially when used regularly to maintain joint and nerve health during pregnancy.

Is Prenatal Massage Right for You?

Before choosing prenatal massage therapy, we recommend discussing massage with your doctor. Also, know that our certified pregnancy massage therapists have received training that teaches them how to address the unique needs of a pregnant massage client. When you choose River Flower Wellness for your prenatal massage needs, you can rest assured that you’re in the hands of highly trained massage professionals.

How Does Pregnancy Massage Differ from Other Forms of Massage Therapy?

Our pregnancy massage therapists will choose a massage position that is most comfortable for the client. Generally, prenatal massage is conducted with the client in a side-laying position to prevent applying unnecessary pressure to the abdomen. Your massage therapist will communicate directly with you to ensure that you are in a position that is safe and comfortable for your prenatal massage.

Choosing Prenatal Massage as Part of Your Pregnancy Care Plan

Every decision during pregnancy is an important one, and that’s why we’re here to provide you with everything you need to make an informed decision about whether prenatal massage is right for you. Our trained prenatal massage therapists can answer questions and provide you with a positive experience that will make your pregnancy less stressful.

Contact Us Today for Pregnancy Massage

Receiving massage for pregnancy is a proven method of maintaining nerve health and increasing overall pregnancy health. Contact us today if you’re ready to reduce stress and relieve tension with pregnancy massage!