Schedule a relaxing Prenatal Massage Therapy session at MercyTouch’s Tyler,TX location.

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prenatal massage

Mother experiences a theraputic massage during her pregnancy.

Experience our Mommy Massages! The perfect way to prepare for childbirth with a form of pregnancy bodywork specially designed for expecting mothers. By focusing on the needs of your body leading up to birth, this massage therapy for pregnant women is perfect for not only rest and relaxation but for addressing therapeutic needs associated with pregnancy. Best of all though, you can experience traditional East Texas comfort and care with a licensed massage therapist near you.

 

 

Impregnable Relief. Schedule a Prenatal Massage session today.

 

What is Prenatal Massage Therapy?

Prenatal massage (also known as antenatal massage) is one of the best physical therapies an expecting mother can indulge in during the months of her pregnancy. The Touch Research Institute and other studies show positive results for the relief it can offer a pregnant woman. This research demonstrates that regular sessions every week, can significantly help the journey of soon-to-be mothers. Maternity massage also relieves many discomforts experienced during the child-bearing months. It can soothe many tensions such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps and headaches. Best of all, symptoms of hormonal change such as depression and anxiety may also be alleviated.

 

Relief from Maternity Stress and Symptoms

Massage for expecting mothers offer many benefits, and it's always a good idea to discuss with your prenatal massage therapist about symptoms you would like relief from. The top three relief requests are:

  • Muscle Tension - carrying the extra weight of a baby can be relieved by encouraging blood flow to painful areas. Fatigue in the muscles, swelling (edema), back aches and cramps are other indicators massage can address.

  • Sciatic Pain- low back, and hip pain are often caused by pressure on the sciatic nerve during pregnancy. Focused attention to glutes and hips help to balance out the hips and the pressure relayed through the muscle tissue onto the sciatic nerve creating better movement and less pain.

  • Baby Positioning- special techniques are used to create added space in the pelvis for baby to be at optimal positioning prior to birth.

 

What can you expect?

Our licensed massage therapist will take extra care to ensure each pregnancy massage patient is comfortable. To do this, a side lying position is typically used to lighten any extra strain on the lower back, round and broad ligaments and pelvic areas. This ensures the best-possible relaxation when a massage technique is applied as well as the best access to hips to ensure a therapeutic approach to preparing a pregnant woman’s body for birth.

 

Impregnable Relief. Schedule a Prenatal Massage session today.

“Laura is so skilled and kind! I left her practice feeling amazing at 39 weeks of pregnancy (and was very pleased to have my baby 2 days later.)”
— Abby R.

Looking for therapy after childbirth? Learn about our Postpartum Massage Service to continue your care and wellbeing.