Similar to a regular relaxation massage, prenatal massage therapy is meant to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and destress your mind and body.
Carrying a baby causes many changes to the body. It puts a lot of stress on certain areas such as the back, hips, neck, abdominal muscles and shoulders. Knowing this, prenatal massage therapy sessions focus on relieving the discomfort of trouble areas.
During a prenatal massage, extra care is taken to ensure clients are comfortable and relaxed. Done in a side-lying position with supportive, soft cushions placed strategically in order to avoid any discomfort.
As a licensed massage therapist, Kelly Erceg’s training in prenatal and several other types of massage allows her to adjust her techniques to the specific needs of every client, working with you to provide the best experience possible.
Benefits of Prenatal Therapy
Prenatal massage therapy is a great complement to prenatal care and a healthy way to promote wellness and relaxation for the soon-to-be-mother. Throughout the massage, serotonin, endorphins and dopamine are released, which leads to a better night’s sleep and is mood boosting.
Other benefits of a prenatal massage therapy include:
- Improve mood and lower stress levels
- Reduce prenatal depression and anxiety
- Lower the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in babies of women with prenatal depression
- Reduce swelling in the legs, feet and hands
- Relieve headaches and migraines
- Relieve fatigue, backaches and swelling/edema
- Relieve muscle tension caused by carrying the extra weight of a baby
- Improve the flow of lymphatic fluid, eliminating toxins and metabolic waste
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A prenatal massage gives soon-to-be mothers special care by specifically focusing on the unique areas that experience the most discomfort.
For women with a low risk pregnancy on their second trimester and up, prenatal massage therapy can be a great way to relax and feel better. However, this therapy is not recommended for women going through their first trimester, or for those facing a high risk pregnancy. It is recommended to consult a doctor or midwife beforehand.
Kelly Erceg Massage Studio in Santiago is conveniently located near Metro stations El Golf and Tobalaba in Las Condes.
Book your visit straight via our website or by calling to +56 9 5638-9970.