Having a baby is an exciting part of life! As the baby grows and the woman’s body changes she can start to experience different areas of pain or discomfort. A great way to help relieve that pain is by receiving a pregnancy massage. This type of massage benefits both the mother and child making for a healthier overall pregnancy. Prenatal massage has shown to reduce the likelihood of a premature birth. A side-lying position and other techniques allow the mother to receive massages throughout the pregnancy. The mother’s body benefits because prenatal massage can reduce the stresses caused by the pregnancy. We also use a special pregnancy pillow which can allow women to lie on their stomach during a massage.
At Dubuque Massage Therapy we will do a pregnancy massage at any point during your pregnancy unless there are reasons why we should wait, such as being a high risk pregnancy. Pregnancies are potentially high risk if you are having multiple babies, have had miscarriages, are over a certain age, etc.
Video about prenatal massage
Video recorded at Platteville Massage Therapy LLC with Becky, but the information is the same for the Dubuque office.