Pregnancy is one of the greatest joys in life, but it’s also one of the toughest on your body. Alleviate some of the stress on your body with a pregnancy massage from Therapeutic Medical Massage. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna is certified in the Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage. Keep in mind, a pregnancy massage differs from other kinds of massages. By learning about a pregnancy massage now, you can make the decision whether it’s right or wrong for you when the time comes.

What is Pregnancy Massage?

A pregnancy massage is designed to relieve any pain or stress associated with pregnancy and impending motherhood. The areas of the body that are focused on during the massage include the lower back and the pelvis and hips. These tend to be the areas where women experience the most pain during pregnancy. With Aruna’s certification in Nurturing the Mother, you know you’re getting a massage therapist who knows the best techniques for pregnant women.

What to Expect During a Session

The typical session starts and ends with the mother on her side, which is a safe position for both mom and baby. Each sessions starts with a conversation about any pain or discomfort felt. Because each person is different, it’s best never to assume a treatment that worked with one person will work with another. With that information, the massage is performed while the mom-to-be gets to relax and release some stress.

How Often Can a Massage Happen?

While each person is different, there is a standard of how often a pregnancy massage can happen. Currently, pregnancy massages are done twice a week for six weeks. Each session lasts 30 minutes to an hour. The massage techniques used during the session are designed to ease stress and anxiety.

Are There Other Options?

In addition to offering pregnancy massage during pregnancy, Therapeutic Medical Massage also offers a fertility massage and post-natal massage.

If you’re looking to get pregnant, a fertility massage may be for you. This type of massage is performed to help your body get ready to be pregnant. This type of massage can be used regardless of the conception method. So, if you’re getting pregnant naturally or through in-vitro fertilization, the massage works.

If you’ve recently had a baby, you may consider a post-natal massage. This massage is for mothers who have recently given birth. There’s no specific time frame for getting a post-natal massage after giving birth, but if there were complications, it’s best to wait. Once you’re comfortable, the post-natal massage may be scheduled.

When you’re pregnant, you’ll do anything you can think of to keep comfortable. One of the best ways to do that is with a pregnancy massage. For a pregnancy massage, turn to someone who knows what they’re doing. At Therapeutic Medical Massage, Aruna has the ability to take care of expecting moms and new moms and keep them comfortable. Ready to get started on a pregnancy massage? Give us a call to schedule an appointment now.