Pregnancy massage, also known as prenatal massage, promotes relaxation, increases circulation, soothes nerves, and relieves strained neck, back and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters, when extra weight in the belly puts an increased strain on the back and hips.
Registered Massage Therapists are fully trained to provide treatment to expectant mothers.
Massage Therapists take extra care to make sure the body gets the cushioning and support it needs. At Momentum Wellness Centre in Richmond we provide a custom pregnancy massage body cushion with special bolsters and a deep hollow in the centre of the cushion for the tummy, so patients can lie face-down comfortably. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby.
Pregnancy massage provides relaxation by relieving stress in muscles and joints. It eases neck and back pain, decreases swelling in the arms and legs, and helps to maintain proper posture and flexibility. It can also help in treating sciatica and leg pain.
Massage therapy is a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for many related symptoms and conditions, when choices for pain relief such as medication are often limited.
To find out more information about pregnancy massage or to book an appointment, please call us or use our instant online booking.