Massage Therapy

We are passionate about the power of Massage Therapy in managing health & wellness during and post pregnancy. Specializing in prenatal and postnatal care, our certified massage therapists provide a sanctuary of relief and rejuvenation for expecting & new mothers. Grounded in science & refined through years of clinical experience, our approach is tailored to meet the unique needs of each stage of pregnancy. From alleviating common discomforts such as back pain and swelling to enhancing emotional well-being and preparing the body for childbirth, our massage therapy services are designed to support you in achieving a balanced and healthy pregnancy experience. 

Is Massage Safe During Pregnancy?

Research supports the safe and beneficial impact of prenatal massage by Registered Massage Therapists. A landmark study by Field et al. (2012) in the Journal of Clinical Nursing found prenatal massage significantly reduces cortisol levels while increasing serotonin and dopamine, suggesting a decrease in prenatal depression risk. Our massage therapists have undergone extensive training, including specific techniques for prenatal care, ensuring treatments are tailored to the safety and comfort of both mother and baby. We also use specialized positioning techniques and pillows to ensure comfort and safety during the treatments. Techniques are always adapted as your pregnancy progresses, focusing on the areas of most discomfort and the unique needs at each stage.

When Is The Right Time for Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is beneficial at any stage of your pregnancy. Many women find the most benefit beginning in the second trimester and continuing throughout their pregnancy. While individual needs vary, research supports the initiation of prenatal massage in the second trimester, with frequency recommendations ranging from weekly to monthly sessions. The specific timing and frequency can be tailored based on the expectant mother's health, lifestyle, and the advice of their RMT and healthcare provider.

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Massage therapy can help manage many common pregnancy symptoms like:

  • Reducing Swelling and Improving Circulation: Helps to manage edema and enhances blood flow.
  • Easing Muscle and Joint Pain: Specifically addresses the discomfort caused by changes in posture and weight distribution.
  • Enhancing Sleep: Promotes relaxation and improves sleep patterns.
  • Decreasing Stress: Lowers stress levels, beneficial for both mother and baby.
  • Supporting Overall Wellness: Contributes to a healthier pregnancy by addressing physical discomfort and fostering emotional well-being.