Research shows that prenatal massage therapy can:
- Reduce anxiety
- Relieve muscle aches and joint pain
- Regulate hormones
- Reduce swelling
- Decrease symptoms of depression
What to expect during a prenatal massage
Our prenatal massage is a soothing and relaxing massage with flowing, rhythmic massage techniques in a sideline position.
Your Georgetown massage therapist will work with you to determine the way that a massage can help your pregnancy. Once you’ve had a consultation about your treatment goals, your massage therapist will customize their techniques to meet your needs.
Our prenatal massage oil is a custom blend infused with lavender oil to promote a deep state of relaxation. The experience may cause you to feel tired after the massage, so we encourage you to relax and drink plenty of water following your treatment. Remember your body is working for two!
Following the massage, you may feel tired or light-headed. It is suggested to relax and not Your body was in a relaxed state for an hour or more. During a massage, blood is circulated through your system removing toxins at an accelerated pace. Drinking water is important to avoid dehydration. Dehydration can contribute to headaches, dizziness, and nausea.
Because your body will be in a relaxed state for an hour or more, it’s possible that you may feel lightheaded following the message. Please tell your massage therapist about any discomfort or concerns during, or after the massage.
A Prenatal Massage can be booked for 50 minutes and 80 minutes.
Product & Ingredients
Grapeseed oil infused with Lavender essential oil
Consult your health care provider
Studies have shown many benefits to prenatal massage, but we encourage you to speak to your doctor or health care provider prior to your session. Please be especially mindful of scheduling a massage if you are in your first trimester or have a high-risk pregnancy.
Prenatal massage may not be the best choice if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:
- Severe headache
- Swelling of hands or face
- Pelvic cramping, pain or bleeding
- Placenta Previa or placenta abruption
- Regular uterine contractions before 37 weeks
- Diabetes mellitus
- Cardiac, liver or renal disorders
- History of blood clots
- History of hypertension
- Contagious skin rashes
- Contagious viral, bacterial or fungus infections
- Accident within 72 hours
- Taking pain medication
- Drug and Alcohol intake
- Surgery within 72 hours (may require Physicians note)