Pregnancy massage can be conducted from conception throughout the pregnancy to enhance the emotional and physical health of the client. It utilizes the massage techniques outlined in the Circulatory or Swedish Massage section. These gentle relaxing strokes are aimed at reducing anxiety, enhancing circulation, relieving joint pain as well as muscle aches.
Moving the lymphatic fluids will build the immune system and reduce swelling (edema) plus balance the hormonal shifts that take place during pregnancy.
We utilize a pregnancy pillow system which allows the client to lie on her stomach during the massage without any pressure on the abdominal area. Precautions are taken to avoid applying pressure to any pressure points on the wrists or ankles that may stimulate the pelvic muscles.