Generally lasting for 60 minutes, prenatal massage is done in the side-lying position with the support of pillows and proper draping to create comfort and good alignment.
Pregnancy massage incorporates a variety of techniques including Swedish, Acupressure, and gentle stretching to relax the body and mind. It provides education about posture and eases symptoms such as back pain, sciatica, leg cramps, and swelling.
Massage is safe for most low-risk pregnancies. Studies have shown that a relaxed mother may lead to both healthier in-utero development and potentially easier labor and delivery.
Postpartum massage is helpful in returning a woman’s body to its pre-pregnancy state. It can ease muscle soreness both after labor and during the initial stages of learning to carry and care for a newborn.