A Taylored Massage

Focused on Rehabilitation from Acute + Chronic pain and Dysfunction

Prenatal / Pregnancy Massage


What is an A Taylored Prenatal Massage?

A Taylored Prenatal Massage is similar to the A Taylored Massage – it aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and provide relief from Acute + Cronic pain and Dysfunction is also customized to the needs of the individual pregnant woman and their changing bodies, adjusting the techniques accordingly.

Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, meaning your pelvic joints are less stable, and it also changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may end up with an aching lower back.


What are the benefits of massage during pregnancy?

Research on the therapeutic benefits of massage for pregnant women is limited, but small studies suggest that prenatal massage may:

    Improve mood and lower stress levels
    Reduce prenatal depression and anxiety  
    Lower the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in infants of women with prenatal depression
    Reduce swelling in the legs

Getting a pregnancy massage can also put you in a more relaxed state of mind to help you cope with all the big changes that are going on in your life.

When is a prenatal massage unsafe?

Having a prenatal massage may be risky in a few situations, such as if:

    You have a blood clot or a bone fracture.
    You have a skin injury or condition that could be aggravated by rubbing. These include burns, open wounds, skin infections, or eczema.
    Your pregnancy is called high-risk
    You've had an allergic reaction to Shea Butter.

If you have concerns about whether it would be okay for you to have a prenatal massage, talk to your healthcare provider.

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