What is Prenatal/Pregnancy massage?
It is a massage therapy specifically tailored for a pregnant woman. How is Prenatal massage different from regular massage? In prenatal massage the woman's body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby.
What are the benefits?
Preliminary studies suggest that prenatal massage may help to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. In alternative medicine, prenatal massage is sometimes suggested for back pain.
Women with certain health conditions may not be able to have prenatal massage. If you're considering using this massage make sure to talk with your doctor first.