Prenatal massage is a wonderful way to help get you through your pregnancy. Mothers-to-be report lower stress and pain levels, improved sleep, better relaxation, and pain relief when receiving a massage while pregnant. In today’s blog from Emerge Medical & Well Spa, we look into a few prenatal massage techniques that can help you feel your best.
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Prenatal massage can be performed with a woman lying on her back or side. She may even feel most comfortable sitting up. Whatever makes you feel most comfortable, the staff at Emerge Medical & Well Spa can adapt. Positioning often depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy, your comfort level, and what part of your body you want to be massaged.
Types of Massage
There are more than 80 types of massage, but not all of them are appropriate for a prenatal massage. Our massage therapists could recommend a deep tissue massage that presses into your muscles to alleviate your aching back or shoulders. Swedish massage, with its long strokes, helps with joint flexibility. Shiatsu uses pressure and tapping to stimulate your body’s natural relaxation response.
About the Legs
Our massage therapists take the utmost care of you and your baby during a prenatal massage. Pregnant women have a risk for blood clots in the legs during the third trimester. We typically avoid deep massage and strong pressure on the legs. Even if you feel pain and bloating in your legs and feet, we’ll try to alleviate your discomfort as much as possible with a light prenatal massage in those areas.
Consult With Your Doctor
We always want you to be in the best possible health before, during, and after you see us. Please consult with your doctor before getting a prenatal massage. Your doctor can advise you on what can and cannot be done based on your specific situation. Rest assured, our staff will follow your doctor’s guidelines.
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Prenatal Massage at Emerge Medical & Well Spa
Emerge Medical & Well Spa in Tulsa wants you to be happy and healthy during all stages of your pregnancy. Talk to us about a prenatal massage today for stress relief and relaxation before you become a new mom. Contact Emerge Tulsa or call (918) 392-8606 for more information.