Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

Are there benefits to prenatal massage therapy? Why should you want to get a prenatal massage?

Pregnant woman side-lying on a treatment table benefiting from prenatal massage.
Prenatal massage techniques are typically done with the client side-lying once she is nearing the end of the first trimester.

Pregnancy is an eventful time for you. It usually consists of you actively preparing for the arrival of your baby. For instance reading books, attending birthing classes, creating your birth plan, etc. It can all be exciting and full of joy. However, it can also leave you feeling nervous, scared, or physically exhausted. You’re growing a human being after all! Prenatal massage therapy can provide you with numerous benefits in order for you to enjoy your pregnancy and even facilitate a smoother labor and delivery.

Here is a quick look at some of the benefits of prenatal massage therapy in order for you to have the most enjoyable pregnancy possible:

  • Eases low back pain
  • Relieves hip pain
  • Alleviates neck & shoulder knots
  • Decreases cortisol hormone levels to reduce stress
  • Soothes swollen and achy feet
  • Increased prolactin hormone levels through skin contact
  • Calms your nervous system and allowing you and baby to rest

In short, those are just a few of the ways prenatal massage therapy can help you during the 40 weeks of your pregnancy! Bottom line, as a maternity massage specialist, I am here to support you. I want you to have the best pregnancy, labor & delivery possible. You and your baby deserve it.

Moreover, click this link to book online if you live in Central Illinois and would like to receive prenatal massage therapy. At CIMFW you will receive a massage from prenatal/postpartum massage specialist Pamela Bilewicz. Your session will be customized to your priorities by focusing on pain relief, emotional support, and pregnancy/postpartum education. Click here for more information on CIMFW’s services, treatments, and offerings.

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