Massage and Pregnancy: Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Our massage therapist team at TEN are well versed in the benefits of massage during pregnancy. Maria (LMT) at TEN explains how recent studies show that massage performed during pregnancy can help reduce anxiety, lessen depression, help tired and achy muscles and joint discomfort, as well as improve labor and newborn health. She continues “We use different techniques, which aim to relax muscle tension through mostly mild pressure.”  Creating a relaxing environment and listening to her clients allows Maria to massage very intuitively and really listen to how your body reacts to her touch. This in turn, helps in identifying many common discomforts associated with the shifts and changes that happen during pregnancy.

Other benefits of prenatal massage:

  • Reduced back pain
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced edema
  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
  • Better sleep
  • Healthier babies – (measured through the APGAR score)

Starting massage in the second trimester can really improve the mom’s comfort during pregnancy. Incorporating massage during pregnancy will allow babies to benefit through their mother improved blood circulation, healthy tissue, flexible joints and muscles during the pregnancy and labor. TEN offers a customized pregnancy pillow that allows moms-to-be to lie on their stomachs during the massage.

Interested in booking with Maria (LMT)? Book here!