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Pre & Post Natal Care

Pre & Post Natal Care

What is a prenatal massage?

Prenatal massages are adapted for the anatomical changes you go through during pregnancy. In a traditional massage, you might spend half the time lying face-down on your stomach (which is not possible with a baby belly) and half the time facing up (a position that puts pressure on a major blood vessel that can disrupt blood flow to your baby and leave you feeling nauseous).

But as your shape and posture changes, a trained massage therapist will make accommodations with special cushioning systems or holes that allow you to lie face down safely, while providing room for your growing belly and breasts. Or you might lie on your side with the support of pillows and cushions.

Why Have a Postnatal Massage?

Postnatal care for mothers is just as important as prenatal care. An expertly performed Postnatal Massage can not only help you recover from the rigors of childbirth, it can also help you cope with the challenges of caring for your baby. Postnatal Massage offers a number of important benefits to new mothers.

The carrying, lifting and lowering that is an essential part of caring for a baby means adjusting to new postures that your body isn’t used to. This inevitably puts additional stress on muscles that are unused to such positions, causing tightness, aches and pains. A post-natal massage will ease tight and sore muscles, and tackle any knots and inelastic tissue, allowing your muscles to strengthen as they adjust to their new load.


  • Stress Relief
  • Decrease Symptoms of Depression
  • Regulate Hormone Levels
  • Improved Blood Circulation
  • Reduced Swelling, Muscle Aches and Joint Pain
  • Improve Labor Outcomes