Also known as pregnancy massage, prenatal massage is designed to help pregnant women by reducing stress and the physical discomforts that accompany pregnancy like swollen ankles and back pain. Prenatal massage can provide treatment during a time the woman can’t safely take certain medications. Spa Imbue therapist will tailor the treatment according to the patient’s needs and trimester.
A prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques and can be provide:
- Lowered anxiety
- Decreased back and leg pain
- Improved sleep
- Decreased levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine
As with Swedish massage, the therapist will apply gentle pressure to the client’s body. The client can be wholly or partly undressed. You will either lie on your side on a conventional massage table. Our therapists will concentrate on your legs, back, and hips. At Spa Imbue a typical prenatal massage lasts 50 minutes.