Prenatal massage therapy can help support a woman all throughout her pregnancy, starting from the time of conception till the end of the 3rd trimester and even post-pregnancy. Massage can help reduce anxiety, relieve muscle and joint pains, and help to relax ligaments and muscles to improve a woman’s labor outcome, position of the baby and reduce the chance of complications.
Benefits of prenatal massage:
Improved connection with her developing baby
Reduced back pain
Decreased carpal tunnel and swelling in hands
Reduced sciatic pain and sacro-iliac joint pain
Reduced joint and pubic pain
Reduced in headaches and migraines
Reduced stress and anxiety
Improved sleep and reduced insomnia
Improved oxygenation to muscles
Massage therapy is available from the 1st trimester all the way through to the end of the 3rd. Mom's to be can be positioned in a comfortable sidelying position in order for us to give you the best treatment possible.
Ayla is able to offer pregnant woman and their partners some helpful techniques to use throughout the pregnancy and during labour, including massage techniques to help relieve tension for the expecting mother.
*Please advise if you are pregnant, and how far along, when booking your appointment so we can best prepare the room for your treatment.