Pregnancy Massage

What is pregnancy (A.K.A. prenatal) massage?

Pregnancy massage or prenatal massage is a type of treatment that emphasizes mother and baby, with many physical benefits throughout every prenatal stage. Research has shown that expectant mothers who receive massage may have easier deliveries, reduced chances of postpartum depression and regain their physical and emotional health more quickly. Postnatal massage treatments can be a great tool for clients after baby. Postnatal massage can be performed as early as 6 weeks with the approval of a physician.

What are the benefits?

  • Stimulates blood flow 
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Increases muscle tone and flexibility 
  • Stimulates lymphatic system 
  • Enhances sleep
  • Decreases symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Releases physical and emotional tension

What ailments and discomforts can be soothed by pregnancy massage?

  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Edema and swelling
  • Headaches
  • Sharp and dull neck, shoulder, back, and hip pains
  • Morning sickness
  • Ligament and joint pain 
  • Pubic symphysis disorder 
  • Generalized aches and pains
  • Postpartum depression symptoms

How often should I receive treatments?

Although each trimester brings its issues and concerns, most can be helped with massage. For a client’s general good health, (and to maintain tissue health, stress levels, flexibility, decrease discomfort and reduce swelling) 4 Elements Massage Clinic recommends having a pregnancy massage 1-3 times a month for 9 months. 

What is pregnancy (A.K.A. prenatal) massage?

Pregnancy massage or prenatal massage is a type of treatment that emphasizes mother and baby, with many physical benefits throughout every prenatal stage. Research has shown that expectant mothers who receive massage may have easier deliveries, reduced chances of postpartum depression and regain their physical and emotional health more quickly. Postnatal massage treatments can be a great tool for clients after baby. Postnatal massage can be performed as early as 6 weeks with the approval of a physician.

What are the benefits?

  • Stimulates blood flow 
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Increases muscle tone and flexibility 
  • Stimulates lymphatic system 
  • Enhances sleep
  • Decreases symptoms of stress, anxiety, and depression
  • Releases physical and emotional tension

What ailments and discomforts can be soothed by pregnancy massage?

  • Muscle cramps and spasms
  • Edema and swelling
  • Headaches
  • Sharp and dull neck, shoulder, back, and hip pains
  • Morning sickness
  • Ligament and joint pain 
  • Pubic symphysis disorder 
  • Generalized aches and pains
  • Postpartum depression symptoms

How often should I receive treatments?

Although each trimester brings its issues and concerns, most can be helped with massage. For a client’s general good health, (and to maintain tissue health, stress levels, flexibility, decrease discomfort and reduce swelling) 4 Elements Massage Clinic recommends having a pregnancy massage 1-3 times a month for 9 months.