Prenatal Massage Dallas
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80 Minutes –> $155
50 Minutes –> $125
NOTE: We recommend our massage for mothers out of their first trimester.
Massage for therapeutic purposes has been around for centuries, and it has been used to relieve stress, ease muscle tension, and improve the overall health of the individual receiving its benefits. In the modern era, however, many people, especially those who are pregnant, have wondered about the safety of massage during pregnancy. This has caused a lot of ladies to be hesitant about receiving a massage when it can actually be quite beneficial during prenatal care.
So what are the benefits of prenatal massage?
When a woman is pregnant, it is easy for her to carry stress and tension, especially as her body begins to grow from the inside. Prenatal massage can greatly help to relieve this tension and stress, making pregnancy less physically taxing and help her focus on the exciting times ahead with her newborn. Prenatal massage is also excellent for reducing anxiety and lowering symptoms of depression.
Receiving prenatal massage is also great for the body, in the sense, that it relieves joint pain and muscle aches; which are two common symptoms that plague women during pregnancy, especially during the second and third trimesters. It can also improve the outcome of labor, which is something that all soon-to-be mothers are concerned about. It can also be highly beneficial for the health of the newborn.
One excellent factor of massage is that it makes use of a variety of techniques in order to narrow in on the specific needs of the individual receiving the massage. One such technique is Swedish Massage. This form of massage works well when it comes to relaxing the muscles of the body and improving circulation of the blood as well as the lymphatic system. This is all done using mild pressure that is applied to various muscle groups located in the body. Swedish Massage is highly recommended for pregnant women due to the fact that it tackles many common causes of discomfort that are associated with changes in the circulatory system and skeletal system caused by hormones.
Speaking of hormones, when a woman becomes pregnant her hormones begin to fluctuate in quite a large way. When prenatal massage is introduced as a means of prenatal care, hormone levels are impacted in such a way that not only is stress altered and relaxation promoted, mood regulation is restored as well as excellent cardiovascular health.
Studies conducted on hormones during pregnancy showed that when pregnant women received a prenatal massage every two weeks for five weeks the hormones associated with stress (nor-epinephrine and cortisol) were lowered and the hormones that, when balanced, ease symptoms of depression were increased (dopamine and serotonin).
Changes in hormones such as these have been proven to lower the chance of complications during childbirth and reduce the chances of complications with newborns, such as a low weight at birth. Therefore, it is recommended that prenatal massage be incorporated into prenatal care so that mom and baby can both enjoy the benefits that it provides.
What are some other reasons to treat yourself to prenatal massage?
During pregnancy, the swelling of the joints is fairly common. This is otherwise referred to as edema and it is generally caused by the increased circulation of the blood as well as pressure caused by a rapidly growing uterus. Massage can help to ease this swelling and aid the drainage of fluid within the lymphatic system.
Nerve pain is also positively affected when a pregnant woman adds prenatal massage to her care. The swelling of the body can put pressure on nerves, especially as the uterus grows. Thankfully, prenatal massage can work to ease this pressure and reduce nerve pain felt throughout gestation.
Of course, those who are hesitant about prenatal massage because of safety concerns are not wrong to be concerned. Like anything involving the body, prenatal massage should be handled with care and given by a licensed and knowledgeable professional. Get a prenatal massage in Dallas at Riviera Spa by our reputable and licensed staff.
We offer prenatal massage in Dallas for pregnant women that are in their second and third trimesters. We want the entire sessions to be very relaxing for you and your baby. It is a great bonding time between you and your newborn.
For centuries, massage has been used to soothe both body and mind for overall health, reduced stress, and quality of life. Prenatal massage is certainly no exception. For the care of mother and child, comfort and health during gestation, and reduced chance of complications during birth we recommend that you seek out prenatal massage as part of your care in the third trimester. You will be amazed at how well it helps you to feel.
Contact us today to reserve a spot and book a prenatal massage in Dallas!
4514 Travis St #105
Dallas, TX 75205
A prenatal massage is a massage designed specifically for pregnant women. The techniques used in this massage differ from traditional and Swedish massage therapies and are gentle on the mother. In the massage, you’ll find special cushioning and draping is used to make you feel comfortable. The therapist will be careful when applying pressure to the different areas of your body. This massage helps relieve the stresses and strains that come to your body during pregnancy.
Let’s look at how prenatal massage differs from a regular/traditional massage:
- In a prenatal massage, the therapist will use special techniques and keep you in positions safe for both you and the baby.
- In prenatal massage, special tables are used along with cushions to keep you comfortable.
- The pressure of the massage will be light to moderate, similar to a Swedish massage. Deep pressure can be harmful to the baby and cause blood clots.
While you can get a prenatal massage at any point in your pregnancy, most places only offer these massages during the second and third trimesters. This is because there’s an increased risk of miscarriage in the first trimester, so an increase in blood flow and circulation is harmful.
#1 Relieves back pain
If you’re suffering back pain, then you should definitely get a prenatal massage. In the beginning of the pregnancy, hormones cause this pain. Later on, weight gain and changing body shape are the culprits.
A prenatal massage can reduce pain in your back’s upper, mid, and lower portions and give you tremendous relief.
#2 Reduces stress and induces relaxation
Hormone fluctuations, body image worries, and daily life tensions can increase stress and cortisol for the mother. Mothers with stress are more likely to have premature or underweight babies upon birth.
Prenatal massages help relieve that stress and give you that peace of mind. It increases your body’s serotonin and dopamine levels and decreases cortisol, making you feel more relaxed, energetic, and happy.
#3 Reduces swelling
Your legs, ankles, and feet can swell during pregnancy, and blood and body fluids can get pooled there. This happens more during the third trimester.
A prenatal massage can redistribute these fluids and reduce the swelling in your legs.
#4 Promotes better sleep
Fluctuating hormones can disrupt your regular sleep patterns. A good prenatal massage can increase serotonin levels, leading to good sleep. It can also promote relaxation, which in turn promotes better sleep.
#5 Reduces headaches
Headaches during pregnancy are a common occurrence. One of the culprits is (you guessed it) hormones, but the other is due to the tension developed in the back, shoulders, and neck.
Just like a regular massage, a prenatal one wil relieve headaches.
#6 Improved circulation
Pregnancy can cause an increased risk of blood clots due to blood pooling in the legs.
Prenatal massages promote blood circulation and prevent such pooling and blood clots from occurring.
A prenatal massage is typically performed in a side-lying position, with the mother supported by pillows. The massage therapist will use light to moderate pressure.
The technique used will be similar to a Swedish massage where long and gliding strokes are used. No deep tissue work will be involved. The therapist will use special techniques and positions that are safe for the mother and the baby.
You will typically be asked to undress down to your undergarments for a prenatal massage, though you can keep as much or as little clothing as you’re comfortable with. You will be draped with a robe or towel, and only the massaged areas will be exposed.
Here are areas that shouldn’t be massaged during a pregnancy:
- Belly – The belly shouldn’t be massaged as it can hurt the baby. Moreover, massaging this area can stimulate contractions which might then cause early labor.
- Legs – Gentle strokes on your legs are acceptable; however, deep tissue pressure is not: it can dislodge clots (which can lead to pulmonary embolism).
- Feet – Certain reflexology spots on the legs should be avoided as this can cause contractions.
A prenatal massage is an excellent way to relieve yourself of all the stress that pregnancy brings along with it. If you’re suffering from sleep issues, aches and pains, swelling, and headaches, a good prenatal massage will likely cure all of them.
If you want to get an extremely relaxing and effective prenatal massage done by an expert, visit our clinic or book a session with Riviera Spa Dallas today!