Prenatal Massage


Pregnancy, although rewarding, comes with its fair share of discomforts. You can experience lower back pain, leg swelling, and elevated stress levels. Moreover, at the time of giving birth, you could experience extended labor.

Prenatal massage soothes some of the mentioned discomforts, giving you an easy time during pregnancy. Flawless by Melissa Fox explains what a prenatal massage is and how it can help you decide whether it can help relieve some of the discomforts you are battling.

What is a Prenatal Massage?

Prenatal massage addresses the unique needs of expectant mothers. For this massage, your therapist at Flawless by Melissa uses techniques like deep tissue massage, gentle pressure, and trigger point therapy.

Since every expectant client presents with unique pregnancy issues, we customize your prenatal massage sessions with the right techniques to help you achieve your exact wellness goals. After your first trimester, you can get two sessions a month.

Prenatal Massage Benefits

Prenatal massage has several benefits when it comes to simplifying your pregnancy journey. For instance, this therapy helps you have quality sleep by relaxing the nervous system and boosting the production of feel-good hormones. Other prenatal massage benefits you'd get from this procedure include:

1. Reducing Swelling on the Feet

During pregnancy, it's not uncommon to experience swelling around your ankles and feet. This condition occurs due to low blood pressure and increased pressure on your lower body's blood vessels.

Prenatal massage helps you manage swollen feet in one primary way. The therapy increases blood flow and lymphatic drainage. The increased blood flow and lymphatic drainage accelerate the removal of fluid accumulated on your feet. 

2. Relieving Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is another common discomfort associated with pregnancy. The pain results when the growing fetus increases strain on your lower back muscles and ligaments. Prenatal massage helps reduce the tension in affected muscles, making you feel better.

Moreover, the gentle pressure from prenatal massage helps improve blood flow to the muscles in your lower back. As a result, the strained muscles get an increased supply of oxygen and nutrients, which help them sustain stress.

3. Preparing Your Body for Labor and Birth

Our prenatal massage services can help prepare you for labor and birth. The message keeps your muscles toned and relaxed, making labor and birthing easier. Furthermore, prenatal massage stimulates the production of endorphins that help you feel better and relaxed during labor and birth.

What to Expect When Getting a Prenatal Massage

Our prenatal massage service starts with a consultation session with one of our massage therapists. During this consultation, the massage therapist will evaluate your medical history and settle any concerns you have.

Before the massage begins, you will wear comfortable clothing and get onto the massage bed for the session. Depending on your preferences, the therapist will use gentle strokes, kneading, and stretching to promote relaxation and alleviate muscle tension.

A single prenatal massage session takes 60 to 90 minutes. Your therapist might recommend monthly sessions to help you attain maximum wellness benefits.

Interested in Getting a Prenatal Massage? Contact us Today!

At Flawless by Melissa Fox, we boast a skilled team of massage therapists with several years of experience. These experts understand the right technique to get you the exact goals you want, from alleviating back pain and promoting circulation to treating swollen legs.

Our services are delivered in a luxurious setting that helps you enjoy every moment in our facility. Before massage, our therapist will answer your concerns, help you calm down, and administer the prenatal massage with precision.

Contact us to have a more personalized discussion with our therapist. 

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