Why Prenatal Massage Is Smart Self Care

Pregnancy is one of the most intensive and extreme changes the human body can go through in 40 weeks. A mother’s body sustains and accommodates seemingly miraculous adjustments during gestation. Many of these rapid changes can cause pain and discomfort; the lower back is compressed, the core weakened, posture thrown off and pressure placed on the lower body and feet. These can all be challenging physical hurdles to say the least.

Many think Prenatal Massage is a nice momentary relief, but did you know the more comprehensive benefits it can have throughout the duration of a pregnancy?

  • It supports Mom’s over-taxed circulatory systems
  • Lowers levels of stress hormones
  • Boosts energy
  • Alleviates pain of adjusting joints and muscles
  • Improves oxygenation to the tissues and helps to get better, more regular sleep. So needed! A calm, well-rested mom that feels her best transfers that energy and wellness directly to her baby.

At Elixir Mind Body Massage, a memory foam wedge is utilized during the start if our Prenatal Massage, so the low back is fully supported in a comforting pose. From there, the mother-to-be will be on her side, supported with multiple soft pillows, in a cozy and restful position.  OBGYNs recommend side lying massage as the safest and most comfortable. This service has often been described as our most nurturing massage, and exactly what a mother and her baby needs during this time. All oils and creams used in Elixir’s Prenatal Massage are specifically formulated with a pregnant woman’s needs in mind and support both the body and the skin going through so many significant changes.

What better gift to give the expectant mother in your life than reduced pain, increased health and holistic wellness during her pregnancy? She and baby deserve the best of care for this most important time of life.  Don’t forget dad! Many soon-to-be parents enjoy a lovely baby moon get-away with a prenatal couples massage for some special time together before baby arrives.

*Elixir Prenatal Massages are available for women in their 2nd or 3rd trimesters of a healthy pregnancy.

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