• Amanda Boudreau

Massage Therapy for Pregnancy

Whether in your first, second or third trimester, you could probably benefit from a prenatal massage. There are so many dramatic changes that a woman's body goes through during pregnancy, and every pregnancy is so different, it is recommended to clear with your doctor or midwife, and always use a Registered Massage Therapist. This post contains affiliate links. This means, I may receive a small commission from any purchase you make via the link, but there is no additional charge to you.



Whether in your first, second or third trimester, you could probably benefit from a prenatal massage. There are so many dramatic changes that a woman's body goes through during pregnancy, and every pregnancy is so different, it is recommended to clear with your doctor or midwife, and always use a Registered Massage Therapist. Massage Therapists are specially trained in prenatal massage therapy, including keeping patient and baby safe at all times, like providing massage in a side-lying position during second and third trimester, and using extra pillows and bolsters to help keep mothers-to-be comfortable. Many of my patients find the massage position so comfortable, they take it home with them to help them sleep more comfortably during the night. Prenatal Massage Benefits: 1. Alleviates stress on weight-bearing joints, such as back and legs. 2. Help remedy a host of aches and pains many women feel during pregnancy, from swelling, back pain, sciatica, headaches, leg cramps, carpal tunnel, and more. 3. Can help lower stress levels by increasing endorphins, calming nervous system, which can help mom sleep better. 4. Assists in maintaining good posture and adjusting to a changing alignment caused by the baby’s increasing weight. Massage increases muscle tone and flexibility, enhancing the ability to carry this extra weight while also relieving aches and pains, leg cramps and muscle spasms, and many more. How has massage therapy helped you during your pregnancy?


Besides massage therapy, there are a number of things you can do to help alleviate your pain and increase strength during pregnancy that can lower your pain during pregnancy, help with labour and post-natal recovery. It is always recommended to have an evaluation with a pelvic floor physiotherapist. Please contact us if you'd like a recommendation.


To increase strength, Yoga is always a good options and there are many great pre-natal options, like Yoga Mama, Just remember to go slow, and don't continue any pose if you have pain. You could also try some of these poses.


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