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  • Janet Markovits

The Ultimate Guide to Prenatal Massage



Pregnancy is a such a special time in your life. For 1st time parents it can be filled with anticipation and joy, but it can also bring discomfort and stress to an expectant mother's body. Prenatal massage is a gentle yet effective way to alleviate some of these discomforts while promoting overall well-being for both mother and baby.


Pregnancy massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs your body goes through during the dramatic changes of pregnancy. At Maternal Massage and More we can see you starting in the 1st trimester to the last and d beyond. We love being a part of your journey and see clients weekly, monthly, and even twice a week in the third trimester.

We never want you to walk around in pain, there is always something to do to make things better and massage in one way to alleviate discomfort in pregnancy.


Some common ailments that prenatal massage can help with during your pregnancy are:


  • back pain   tailbone pain

  • sciatica carpel tunnel

  • hip pain muscle tone and circulation

  • neck pain plantar fasciitis

  • swelling varicose veins

  • fatigue congestion

  • headaches turning a breech baby

  • morning sickness depression and emotional support

  • constipation and digestive issues connecting with your baby and body

  • stress and anxiety improving sleep

  • rib pain relieve pain without medication

  • leg cramps

Studies show that moms-to be who get weekly pregnancy massage have lower levels of stress hormone cortisol and higher levels of the feel good hormone serotonin and dopamine.


Prenatal Massage

Relieves Muscle Tension: As the body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy, muscle tension and discomfort are common. Prenatal massage helps to ease this tension, particularly in areas such as the lower back, hips, glutes and shoulders.


Improves Circulation- Massage promotes better blood circulation, which can reduce swelling in the extremities and sluggishness in the legs. Maternal Massage and More incorporated lymphatic drainage in every session.


Alleviates Sciatica and Lower Back Pain- Many pregnant women experience sciatic pain due to the pressure exerted by the expanding uterus. Sleeping on your side and the added weight and how the baby is laying may contribute to it. Many have never experienced this before, fortunately prenatal massage can help.


Reduces Stress and Anxiety- Pregnancy massage encourages relaxation by triggering the release of endorphins, the body's natural mood elevators. Prenatal massage can reduce stress and anxiety. You will feel relaxed and rejuvenated after a pregnancy massage.


Promotes Better Sleep- Improved relaxation and reduced discomfort often lead to better sleep quality for expectant mothers, which is crucial for overall health during pregnancy. Many tell us they slept they had the best night sleep after a prenatal massage.


Emotional support- Prenatal massage provides a nurturing and supportive environment for pregnant women, allowing them to connect with their changing bodies and the growing baby.


At Maternal Massage and More we cater each treatment to your specific needs every time you come in. Our skilled therapists will do a verbal intake with you and access what's going and incorporate different modalities. We are also a wealth of information and at Maternal Massage and More our goal is to make you feel your best both physically and mentally.


Maternal Massage and More is located in NYC and Brooklyn. Home visits and virtual consults are available for Lactation Support.


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