What is a prenatal massage?
Prenatal Massage Therapy is tailored explicitly for expectant mothers to help reduce discomfort associated with pregnancy [back and neck pain] and support the healthy development of the fetus. The technique typically involves using gentle pressure and long, smooth strokes to promote relaxation and ease muscle tension. Our experienced registered massage therapists use specific techniques to target areas of the body that are particularly affected by a pregnancy, such as the lower back, hips, and legs.
Calling All Mothers!
These nine months are indeed magical. But they can also do a number on your body. But that’s to be expected.
You’re bringing new life into this world, and your body is going through many transformations just so your bundle of joy can arrive safe and whole.
With this wondrous transformation, though, your body will go through some aches and pains. And what better way to alleviate this pain than through a prenatal massage in Edmonton!
Designed to relieve muscle pain, swelling, stress and various discomforts, a prenatal massage is just what the doctor ordered! Make the right decision for your health and well-being, and book a prenatal massage with Soul2Sole today!
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
Helps hormone regulation and stress relief
Increase endorphins [nature’s pain reliever] and serotonin levels, thereby promoting a sense of well-being for mother and baby. With the help of prenatal massages, dopamine and serotonin levels can increase and cure depressive episodes and erratic mood swings.
Alleviates stress on weight-bearing joints
The extra weight and pressure on the lower back from an expanding uterus can contribute to spinal changes triggering nerve pain (sciatica). Sciatic nerve pain is most common later on during pregnancy as your baby grows. Eliminate the stress on weight-bearing joints, especially if you are experiencing leg pain, numbness or tingling.
Helps improve circulation.
Increased blood circulation: more nutrients are directed toward the fetus’ development. Better circulation ensures the optimal flow of oxygen and nutrients to different body parts, including the womb, to contribute to growth and development.
Have questions or concerns? Please call us directly at one of our three locations in Edmonton or St. Albert, Alberta. You may also schedule an appointment online through the Jane App Booking system.
Prenatal massage certification
In Alberta, Canada, massage therapists can obtain certification in prenatal massage through the Natural Health Practitioners of Canada (NHPC) or the Remedial Massage Therapist Association (RMTA).
The NHPC offers a certification program for prenatal massage therapists, which includes coursework in the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy, massage techniques for prenatal clients, and contraindications and precautions for pregnant clients. Applicants must have completed at least 2200 hours of massage therapy education and be a member of the NHPC to be eligible for certification.
Find Prenatal Massage Near You
Book an appointment below at Soul2Sole Massage studio and call us today for a consultation regarding certified prenatal massage with one of our RMTs in Edmonton.