A prenatal massage for Ottawa (as well as Kanata, Almonte, Carleton Place) expectant mothers has a lot of the great features of a regular Swedish massage, customized to pregnant women’s needs.
Pregnancy and the accompanying body changes require a specialized prenatal massage – of which Absolute Massage Therapy therapists are adept at providing. Ottawa area’s mothers-to-be.
How it works
There are two ways to lay on the table for a prenatal massage. Either you can lay sideways on a regular massage or some of our therapists use a special table so that you can lie face down with hollowed-out areas and special pillows to accommodate your belly and your tender breasts as well. Our therapists take extra care to ensure our pregnancy massage clients are comfortable.
Relief of Everyday Pains
Massage for pregnant women can help alleviate several symptoms, including:
- Headaches – Focusing can on the head, neck, and shoulders reduces the likelihood of tension headaches and migraines or they can just put a stop to them by relaxing trigger points and muscle spasms.
- Muscle tension – Carrying the extra weight of a baby can be relieved by increasing blood flow to the afflicted areas.
- Fatigue – Its hard to sleep… and backaches, leg cramps and swelling don’t help. These can all be relieved through various techniques with a prenatal massage.
- Aches and pains are relieved by stimulating the release of serotonin, your body’s natural anti-pain chemical.
No massage will help your baby sleep through the night – but hopefully it will relax mom enough to get some much deserved rest.