Treatments & Therapies

Practioners & Therapists

Mandy Dahesh

Pregnancy Massage

Overview of the treatment

Also called prenatal massage, pregnancy massage is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother's needs Massage therapists who are certified in pregnancy massage know the proper way to position and support the woman's body during the massage, and how to modify techniques.

Ailments which can be treated by this therapy

Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It's popular during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression.

How is the treatment done

The mother's body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Also, some massage techniques, such as deep tissue work, cannot be used. Certain areas of the body should be avoided during pregnancy.