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Prenatal Massage for Women During Pregnancy

Citrus Massage offers prenatal massage for women during pregnancy. Research shows that prenatal massage can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, as well as improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

Your body is working hard to create a new life, so let an expert trained in pregnancy massage work some magic on your muscles. Citrus Massage therapists are trained to work with pregnant women and perform the treatment with the highest level of safety and comfort for each client. Contact us today to book an appointment or learn more about receiving a prenatal massage.

What is a Prenatal Massage?

Massage therapy during pregnancy designed to nurture and support both mother and baby, is known as prenatal massage. This gentle massage technique focuses on areas of the body affected most by pregnancy including muscles, tendons, ligaments, sciatic pain, as well as joint discomfort. Massage is also applied to shoulder, upper and lower back strain.

What are the Benefits of a Prenatal Massage

According to the American Pregnancy Association, prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in prenatal care. Benefits associated with prenatal massage include:

  • 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.

The benefits don’t stop there. Studies show that women who have received regular prenatal massage have greater a chance of reduced pain perception during labor and delivery. They tend to have shorter labors. Their babies tend to be healthier, as measured by higher Apgar and Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment scores. There is less likelihood of premature birth.

How Will I Lay During a Prenatal Massage?

Our professionals consider the best position for a pregnant woman during massage is side-lying. Extra pillows and foam rolls will be placed under blankets for a pregnant woman to lay their leg over for additional comfort. We do not provide tables with a hole in the center for many reasons - the stomach may not fit, can apply pressure, and causing uncomfortable stretching of the uterine ligaments. If you have any questions about your body position during a prenatal massage, please reach out to our team of therapists today.

How Do I Schedule A Prenatal Massage?

Citrus Massage therapists have received training in prenatal massage technique and know how to address specific pregnancy and massage needs. We offer 30 minute, 60 minute, and 90 minute prenatal massages (90 minute massage available only to the mama whose pregnancy is *not considered high-risk).

Feel relaxed, refreshed, and renewed after you book an appointment at Citrus Massage.

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