Pregnant

Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage In Birmingham, AL

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Although expectant mothers love showing off their baby bump, one thing they do not appreciate is the chronic aches and pains that can last well after the baby is born. Pregnancy puts a great deal of pressure on the back, neck, shoulders and abdominal muscles as mothers-to-be gain weight and change their posture as baby grows.

 

Our prenatal Massage in Birmingham, AL helps relax the body and reduces stress, increases oxygen levels in the blood, decreases toxins in the muscles and improves flexibility and circulation. It can also relieve many of the discomforts common to pregnancy, including back aches, still neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling, as well as alleviate depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. 

 

Because many women find it uncomfortable to lie on their stomach during massage, our therapist will help you into a comfortable position on your side, supported by soft cushions to alleviate strain on the back and pelvic areas during the massage. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, techniques such as reflexology, Swedish massage or specific techniques to focus on your problem areas may be used.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Many pregnant women find uncomfortable to lie on their stomachs during the massage session. Our therapists will help you into a comfortable position on your side, supported by soft cushions to alleviate strain on the back and pelvic area during the massage. 

The techniques used during the massage depend on where you are in your pregnancy. This techniques may include reflexology, Swedish massage, or specific techniques that focus on your areas of need or concern.

IS PRENATAL MASSAGE RIGHT FOR ME?

The Mellow Mama Massage is best for women with normal, low risk pregnancies. If you have had any of the following conditions, consult your doctor or midwife before beginning massage therapy:

 

  • Previous pre-term labor

  • Pregnancy-induced hypertension

  • Pre-eclampsia

  • Severe swelling

  • Sudden, severe headache

We provide Prenatal Massage at our Homewood location and Hoover location.