Seriously, is there anything more adorable than a pregnant woman? Don’t get me wrong, though. As a massage therapist, I know better than most what kinds of challenges those lovely ladies face. Beyond the glowy face, the weird cravings, and the adorable duck-waddle, Moms-to-be sometimes deal with a LOT of issues.
Some of the problems prenatal women face are:
- Headaches and fatigue
- Muscle aches and joint pain, especially in their backs and shoulders
- Fluid retention in their legs and ankles
- Anxiety or depression
Luckily, Massage Therapy is a great compliment to your prenatal (and postnatal) care! Massage can ease the pain caused by shifting muscles and joints during pregnancy, boost levels of “happy” hormones while reducing stress hormones (that can play havoc on mom and baby), and reduce the occurrence of headaches and migraines, helping you get a better night’s sleep. Certain modalities also have been shown to alleviate the edema that appears later in the pregnancy!
I also offer a reclining table, so that Mommy can rest comfortably and safely without the awkward flip-flopping that usually comes with prenatal massage. This position also makes it a lot easier for me as the therapist to work on your back without making you lie on your side.
Here’s what some of my Prenatal clients have had to say:
“Katey is great! I started seeing her for prenatal massage and now, almost a year after I first starting going, both my husband and I still go to her. Cannot recommend enough!!” –S.U.
“I always feel more balanced after a session with Katey!” –A.D.
“I actually feel lighter, like I’m NOT carrying an 8 pound bowling ball on my front. (Maybe just a 4 pound one, instead).” R.E.
Though massage is generally safe, be sure to check with your doctor if you are experiencing a High-Risk pregnancy.