Maternal Massage

by gingerbraaten on March 21, 2011

Massage therapy for pregnant ladies can relieve the discomforts of pregnancy — and bring a little de-stressification to a mommie-to-be.

Our Tempe massage therapists can relieve some of the pangs of pregnancy, including

  • muscle soreness
  • swelling
  • stress and strain on joints and spine

But more importantly, the massage is a comforting ritual that can make restore a pregnant woman’s energy and peace of mind. A trained maternal massage expert understands these needs. The therapist can accommodate a pregnant woman’s changing body with special pillows and wedges, soft lights and proper bedding.

A maternal massage therapist will take special paints not to over-stretch the mother’s joints and ligaments — these can become very flexible during pregnancies. Deep pressure on the feet, hands, arms, and lower legs is avoided.

Some things to remember about pregnancy massage:

  • It is not a treatment or preventative measure against miscarriage or any serious pregnancy complications.
  • A pregnant woman should talk to her doctor before trying it. Some women who are at risk of preterm labor or suffering from blood clots should definitely not try massage.

Get to know to one of our Tempe massage therapists here

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