Prenatal Massage is one of our favorite offerings at Future Perfect. We love to work with women during their pregnancy, in postpartum, as well as working with their birth partners and family through every phase of the journey towards Birth. It takes a village, and that village needs support, too!
All of our therapists are well trained in the stages of pregnancy, any contraindications, as well as adaptive positioning for creating a relaxing massage experience. We prefer side lying position with lots of comfortable pillows!
Massage is great for everyone, but it is especially beneficial during pregnancy. Massage increases blood and lymph flow, which not only supports the mom and the baby, it also helps to decrease swelling that many pregnant women experience. Therapeutic bodywork also helps decrease muscular pain often experienced in the back, hips and legs as the body adjusts and shifts in each term.
Massage not only helps with physical aches and pains, it can also improve and lift moods due to hormone level changes. Therapeutic massage is known for balancing the parasympathetic nervous system, and when this system is activated, it helps to release dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins, which soothe anxiety and create an overall feeling of well being. Women who experience postpartum depression find that massage can help provide support and healing during this transition.
Book a prenatal massage today for 60 or 90 minutes with any of our well trained therapists. We look forward to providing support through your pre and post natal needs!
-Dara Metcalfe, Massage Therapist & Reiki Master Teacher