Prenatal Massage Edmonton | Sherwood Park

Prenatal Massage Edmonton | Sherwood Park

History of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage has roots in Ayurvedic Medicine – a medicine system that originated in India over 3000 years ago. These medicinal systems are based on the belief that optimal health comes from a proper balance between the mind, body, and spirit. Evidence of Prenatal Massage has further been found in many ancient and historical texts worldwide. The idea is that it prepares the mother for childbirth by relieving any ailments or pain caused by pregnancy.

How Can Prenatal Massage Help You?

Ask anyone who has gone through pregnancy and they’ll tell you – migraines, joint swelling, stiff muscles, backaches, cramping, and fatigue – are just some of the many discomforts experienced by mothers. Massage offers a safe, natural, and drug-free choice for pain relief – especially since doctors often recommend against taking medications in consideration for the unborn child.

A regular regimen of massage therapy promotes overall well-being and can help eliminate the painful aspects of pregnancy. By reducing stress on load-bearing joints caused by the added weight of the baby, massage can foster the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid. In turn, it eliminates toxins from the body and helps to loosen tense muscles.

Moreover, massage can alleviate stress-forming anxiety by focusing on trigger points. There are numerous benefits associated to the elimination of stress, including helping to stave-off hormonally-induced depression.

Massage can also be used to treat sleep difficulties due to pain or discomfort. Some techniques utilize essential oils and peaceful music – the combination of soothing scents and sounds with the deep kneading of a good massage can be an excellent formula for deep sleep. Plus, massages stimulate the release of endorphins and serotonin in your body, all natural chemicals which counter pain and can help drop you into a deep sleep.

Lastly, massage can help eliminate and prevent chronic injuries or aches caused by improper posture and changes in alignment caused by increasing weight. Massage increases muscle tone and flexibility, enhancing the ability to carry this extra weight while also relieving aches and pains, leg cramps, and muscle spasms

What I Need to Know Before My First Prenatal Massage Appointment?

When you come for your treatment, our primary concern will be the safety of your baby and your comfort. We use special cushions to ensure your body is properly supported. Frequently, Prenatal Massage is best performed while lying on your side. If you feel uncomfortable at any point, let your therapist know. An open line of communication is encouraged by our therapists to ensure you – the client – is put first. Prenatal Massages are offered for 60 minute, 75 minute, or 90 minute durations.

Book an appointment with us now to speak with one of our registered massage practitioners. We’ll help you define a therapeutic massage regimen suited to your specific requirements and to ensure you and your baby remain safe and healthy.

Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy. There is increased risk for miscarriage associated with the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Please note consent may be required.

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About Athlete’s Choice Massage
Athlete’s Choice Massage is a modern massage studio. Since opening in 2016, Athlete’s Choice Massage has become an active part of the Edmonton and Sherwood Park community. Our experienced registered massage therapists set the highest standards in massage treatments. With massage therapy being covered by many people’s extended health care benefits, it is now easier than ever to experience the positive effects of therapeutic massage.