Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Although NYS does not require specific certification for prenatal massage, here at Hands On we do! You will also relax on a special table with hollowed-out areas to accommodate your belly and your breasts as well, so you can lie face down. Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you’re carrying, and you may find you’ve got an aching lower back.
Count on Hands On HealthCare Massage Therapy for your pre or post-natal massage! We are oohs and ahhs and a whole lot more!