Make your Pregnancy Easier with a Prenatal Massage

Written by Matrix Massage and Spa , Posted in Massage, Massage Therapy

Happy Mother-to-be

When pregnant, many women think that they just have to put up with all of the pains and misery that generally come along with carrying a child. However, many of the most uncomfortable side effects of pregnancy can be eased or even eliminated with a prenatal massage. Learn how a pregnancy massage can both ease your pain and actually make the delivery process easier for you.

What is a Prenatal Massage?

The professionals at a pregnancy massage center know the steps to take to reduce your pain while also keeping you and your baby safe. Prenatal massage is aimed at relieving the aches and symptoms associated with pregnancy in a safe manner. The prenatal massage specialists at Matrix Massage & Spa know how to relieve pain without you needing to lie on your stomach and in a way that won’t induce labor. In essence, getting a massage during pregnancy from one of our trained prenatal massage therapists is completely safe and aimed specifically at relieving pregnancy pains.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Massages during pregnancy do a great deal more than just relieve a bit of muscle pain. In addition to eliminating the pain in your muscles and joints, a pregnancy back massage can also:

  1. Reduce stress. Massages can reduce stress-causing hormones such as norepinephrine and cortisol while increasing “feel-good” hormones such as serotonin and dopamine.
  2. Improve circulation. When you’re pregnant, you need to control the flow of blood and oxygen to two people instead of one. Prenatal massage helps to improve this flow. Improved circulation can also reduce swelling and reduce tingling in your extremities.
  3. Improve respiration. Pregnancy causes postural changes and the pressure on your diaphragm – both of which can make it harder to breathe. Getting a pregnancy massage at Matrix Massage & Spa can counteract these factors to help you breathe normally.
  4. Reduce progesterone. Progesterone can cause your sinuses to get clogged and your digestive tract to not work as well. If you’re feeling congested, constipated, bloated, or nauseous, our prenatal massage therapists can help.
  5. Eliminate a variety of pains. In addition to muscle pain, prenatal massage treats nerve pain, carpal tunnel, headaches, restless leg syndrome, sciatic pain, ligament pain, and more.
  6. Make labor easier. Prenatal massages improve your body’s flexibility, which helps when it comes time to give birth. The masseuses at our prenatal massage center can even help to induce labor if you’ve reached full term but your little one doesn’t want to come out.

With all this in mind, it’s easy to see how massage and pregnancy go hand in hand.

Relieve Pregnancy Pains by Receiving a Prenatal Massage at Matrix Spa & Massage in SLC

Do you live in Utah and want to find a pregnancy massage nearby? If you are searching for a prenatal massage near you, visit the friendly team at Matrix Massage & Spa. Our massage therapists are specially trained in safe and effective ways to perform pregnancy massages. We are passionate about improving the health of pregnant women and their unborn children in and around Salt Lake City, Utah. Contact Matrix Spa & Massage today to schedule an appointment for a massage or to learn more about the benefits of a prenatal massage.


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Massage Therapy FAQ’s

The law always requires that you be appropriately covered with sheets or towels to keep you comfortable and warm. If you start feeling uncomfortable or exposed, speak up. Your therapist will respect your wishes and work with you to make the massage session a comfortable one.
No, only undress as much as you are comfortable with. Some people prefer undressing completely, while others prefer to keep undergarments on. You'll have privacy in your massage room to undress before the session and redress afterwards.
It depends on your massage therapy goals. Some people get a monthly massage to manage stress or to prevent health problems. Others opt for weekly sessions if they need relief from injuries and chronic tension.
Licensing and certification mean that the massage therapist can legally practice massage in your city or state. To get this license, they must have performed several hours of training at an accredited school, past the extensive licensure exam, and have paid any relevant licensing fees.
Every insurance plan works a little differently, so your best bet is to contact your insurer directly. Some plans do cover alternative therapies including chiropractic and massage. You will likely need a doctor's prescription first. If you don't have health insurance, or if it doesn't cover massage therapy, you can find massage therapy coupons and discounts on our site.
How much depends on how pleased you are with the service and how much the massage costs (the full price, not any discounted fees). One easy trick is to think about how you would tip a waiter after a similarly priced restaurant meal. This is often 15-20% or more if you received exceptional service.
Let your massage therapist know before the session if there are areas on your body that you don't want to be touched. They will have the training and experience to give you a therapeutic massage while working around ticklish or sensitive places like your feet or abdomen.
Yes, absolutely. You should always speak up if something is uncomfortable. Secondly, keep the lines of communication open during deep tissue massage or sports injury massages. Your therapist needs the feedback to work on you properly and without aggravating an injury. On the other hand, if you are looking for relaxation, it's often best not to talk unless necessary. This lets your mind as well as your body release tension. With the right mindful breathing technique, you may even achieve a stress relieving meditative state during the massage.
Most likely, unless your doctor says otherwise. Prenatal massage can reduce and relieve common pregnancy issues like lower and upper back pain, sciatic nerve irritation, swelling, tension headaches, heartburn and constipation, and more. Let your massage therapist know that you're pregnant so they can use the right techniques during the session.

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