We all know that massage feels good, but what what you might not know is that studies show that prenatal massage therapy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, and relieve muscle aches and joint pains. In addition, pregnancy massage therapy can improve labor outcomes and even newborn health.
The American Pregnancy Association recommends pregnancy massage therapy by a trained pregnancy massage therapist to address the many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during the prenatal period. Some common treatable symptoms include:
- back pain
- swelling of the hands and feet
In order to make prenatal massage more comfortable and accessible, at Acorn Wellness Center we use a specialty table that can adjust into an upright position, as well as a specialty prenatal massage cushion with cut-outs for the belly and breasts to allow you to lay face down comfortably and receive a massage while pregnant. All of our massage therapists at Acorn Wellness Center are passionate about nurturing and supporting women with massage while pregnant.