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The benefits of prenatal massage or massage during pregnancy:
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Our certified therapists address your body’s different needs through varying techniques aiming to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body.
Massage therapy is a wonderful compliment to prenatal care and help relieve the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy. Prenatal massages can improve backaches, leg cramps, headaches, stiff necks, and edema, as well as preparing the pelvic muscles for the birthing process.
Reduction of swelling
Edema, or swelling of the joints during pregnancy, is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus. Massage helps to stimulate soft tissues to reduce collection of fluids in swollen joints, which also improves the removal of tissue waste, carried by the body’s lymph system.
Improvement of nerve pain
Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves. Massage therapy addresses the inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles. Many women have experienced significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy through regular massage.
Body position during prenatal massage
Many professionals consider the best position for a pregnant woman during massage is side-lying. Tables that provide a hole in which the uterus can fit may not be reliable and can still apply pressure to the abdomen, or allow the abdomen to dangle, causing uncomfortable stretching of the uterine ligaments. Here at Cutie Poops and Bottoms, we use the side-lying method.
You may register for and purchase massages online, but must call the store to schedule your massage 708-873-4588.
Prenatal 50 minute massage $75.00
Prenatal 30 minute massage $55.00
- 10 fifty minute massages for $500
- 5 fifty minute massages for $350
- 5 thirty minute massage for $250
*Please arrive 5 minutes early to dress, relax, and prepare to be pampered.
**PLEASE NOTE: Massages and Classes need to be purchased separately from all other orders. When checking out, be sure to choose "Class Registration Only" when asked where we are shipping to. This is to prevent you from being charged shipping and tax.