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Pregnancy Massage in East Brookfield, MA | Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is tailored specifically to the needs and changes of Mom and Baby. With prenatal and postnatal care, pregnancy massage at In Balance is intended to support Mom in every stage of her pregnancy and beyond. We also offer Doula services, infant massage and movement classes and postpartum home visits to strengthen the bond between Mom and Baby.

During a pregnancy massage, a body cushion is placed on the massage table for increased comfort. It is a necessity that the pregnant mother be fully supported in every position and every phase of her pregnancy, allowing her to receive a full body massage without strain on the lower back and pelvic areas. Gentle, warmhearted touch introduces relief to those areas of physical and emotional stress.

Other massage and bodywork techniques can be infused into a pregnancy massage for wonderfully healing benefits. Craniosacral fascial therapy can be included in a pregnancy massage or offered alone to decrease fascial pulls and help ease the pregnancy, labor, delivery and postpartum time. Lymphatic drainage therapy is a light-touch technique that can help alleviate fluid stagnation in the body and complements pregnancy massage very well.

Healing Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

The benefits of pregnancy massage are far reaching. The comforting support that pregnancy massage offers can have a profound effect on the health and happiness of Mom and Baby. Receiving massage during pregnancy can help:

  • Relieve headaches and sinus congestion
  • Improve quality of sleep
  • Reduce stress on weight-bearing joints
  • Relax muscle tension
  • Ease back, neck and leg pain
  • Lessen sciatic pain
  • Encourage blood and lymph flow
  • Reduce swelling (edema)
  • Lower levels of cortisol, an indicator of stress
  • Increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, our natural “feel-good” hormones
  • Relieve depression and anxiety due to hormonal changes
  • Improve overall mood

Babies benefit from pregnancy massage, too. Flexible joints and muscles, relaxed tissue and improved blood circulation will positively influence the health and nourishment of the baby. Pregnancy massage often evokes feelings of love and joy in the mother, and these good feelings will extend to her child. In this way, pregnancy massage can help support a deep, lasting connection.

Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can experience many healing benefits of pregnancy massage. Women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their physician before receiving pregnancy massage. It is always important to communicate any pains or discomfort to your practitioner before, during and after your pregnancy massage.

Experience the Benefits Pregnancy Massage

To schedule an appointment for healing pregnancy massage, please contact us. Questions and thoughts are welcome. Pregnancy massage sessions are by appointment only, and we will work together to set up a time that is best for you.

Please note: The phone at In Balance is placed on silent. This ensures that clients currently receiving treatment will not be disturbed, and may fully enjoy the time they have set aside for themselves. Please leave us a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible.