Pregnancy massage is a gentle, nurturing massage designed to focus on the areas that give expecting mothers the most discomfort.
The release of hormones such as relaxin and estrogen during pregnancy make joints more moveable so the pelvic bones can shift to accomm0date the baby. These subtle shifts combined with weight gain and an altered center of gravity can lead to great discomfort throughout the hips and back. The weight of the baby also compromises blood and lymph circulation to the legs and feet, often causing edema (swelling) and severe cramping in the legs and feet.
Massage can help relieve all of these discomforts, as well as reduce stress and promote deep and restful sleep. With the aid of a specially designed pregnancy table, pregnant women are able to lie comfortably face down throughout the full 40 weeks with the baby and abdomen fully supported.