Prenatal massage can really help moms-to-be deal with the stress, anxiety and aches and pains associated with pregnancy. Prenatal massage shares many of the same goals as standard massage –to relax muscles, ease sore spots, increase mobility and blood circulation – but it is tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies. Our massage therapists are specially trained in prenatal massage.
This type of massage is also known as pregnancy massage, for obvious reasons. And because you’re pregnant, there will be several things that are different about your prenatal massage as compared with a pre-pregnancy massage.
First off, in a standard massage, you lie face down on your belly. That’s just not comfortable or practical late in pregnancy. On the other hand, lying flat on your back isn’t the best, either, especially once you’re past mid pregnancy. Our massage therapists may have you lie on your side, with pillows and wedges for support. We also have special pads that can help you lie face down, while accommodating your belly and breasts as well.
Pregnancy massage is perfectly safe, and can help relieve some of the low back pain associated with carrying a baby, and the tense shoulders and sore neck that can result from your changing center of gravity. It can also help with leg swelling and joint pain. As always, we encourage our clients to communicate with us any special areas of concern, and to let us know if they are feeling any discomfort.
Prenatal Massage Pricing
75 minutes $119
90 minutes $129
Call My Happy Place Massage at 410-638-6774 or fill out our online scheduling form to schedule an appointment. If you have a preference for a particular massage therapist, let us know. We’re conveniently located in Bel Air, Maryland, in the heart of Harford County.