Prenatal massage Therapy

Are you aware of all the potential benefits of prenatal massage?

Massage may:

  • Reduce swelling in the hands, feet, and ankles by increasing circulation which in turn delivers more oxygen and nutrients to mother and baby
  • Decrease blood pressure
  • Lessen feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Lessen sciatic pain
  • Ease muscular discomforts in areas like the low back and neck as well as reduce overall body tension
  • Help to relieve muscle spasms and reduce cramping in the calves.
  • Create a nurturing space to enable a pregnant woman to translate feelings of physical and emotional well-being to her unborn child.
  • Develop the sensory awareness necessary to relax during 1st stage labor and to recruit appropriate muscles during 2nd (pushing) state of labor
  • Promote postpartum restoration of abdomen and weight bearing muscles and joints
  • Help to improve outcomes including the length of labor and hospital stay and help to decrease muscle, uterine, and labor pains.

We are here to help you on this journey with massage therapy at ReQuest Physical Therapy.