Pre-Natal Massage

Finding Balance Massage Therapy offers gentle and safe massages for moms-to-be.  Pre-natal massage is extremely beneficial for both mom and baby throughout the entire pregnancy.

Why Massage During Pregnancy?

Massage during pregnancy not only makes a woman feel pampered, but offers undeniable physical benefits as well.  Massage can relieve fatigue, enhance sleep, and calm an active baby.

First Trimester

•Relieve headaches

•Help alleviate morning sickness

•Reduce fatigue

Second Trimester

•Alleviate backaches

•Relieve leg cramps

Third Trimester

•Reduce swelling/edema

•Relieve pain from varicosities

•Prepare pelvic muscles for birth process

During the entire term of the pregnancy, massage can stimulate blood flow, which may assist in the prevention of anemia.  An increase in muscle tone and flexibility will occur, alleviating leg cramps and muscle spasms.

Massage during pregnancy is also a great way to relieve everyday tension and the general aches and pains your body is suffering.  It stimulates your lymphatic system, increasing immunity and the removal of excess toxins, while also stabilizing hormonal levels and balancing the glandular system.

How Will I Receive My Massage?

When receiving pregnancy massage, you are positioned in a semi-reclining position for massage on the front of your body followed by a side-lying position for massage to your back.  You will be properly draped while the therapist is working.  Only the area being massaged will be uncovered. 

Are There Times When Massage During Pregnancy Should Be Avoided?

Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage by a trained pregnancy massage therapist.  However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult with their doctor or midwife before beginning a massage therapy program.  If at any time during the massage you experience discomfort, tell the therapist immediately.  

What About Massage After Delivery of My Baby?

Massage during the weeks after delivery helps to restore muscle tone in the abdomen and reposition the pelvis.  Massage will also enhance a new mom’s general well-being.

And remember, touch is a very important part of bonding with your baby.  Ask about receiving instruction in massaging your baby.


Information courtesy ABMP

Finding Balance Massage Therapy ~ 973-362-1387 ~ Lafayette, NJ