Prenatal Massage

If you’re expecting a baby, prenatal massage is a highly effective way to deal with the aches, pains and stress of pregnancy. For most moms-to-be, this treatment can be performed safely at any time during pregnancy and after the baby’s birth.

Self-care is critical for the health and well-being of both you and your baby. Professional massage therapy is ideal for nurturing the body as well as the mind.

Body Balance Massage and Float offers prenatal and postpartum massage therapy at our wellness-focused massage clinic in American Fork, Utah. We also offer float therapy in our comfortable and easily accessible open float pools. Combined with pregnancy massage, we can help you feel relaxed, restored and rejuvenated.

Woman getting a prenatal massage

What Is Prenatal Massage?

The differences between prenatal and regular massage therapy are few but significant.

This therapy is performed with the client lying on her side, supported by therapeutic cushions and bolsters. This ensures maximum comfort and safety for both mom and baby. The techniques used by the therapist are adapted to the conditions of pregnancy. Make sure to communicate your treatment goals to your massage therapist. They will be able to provide soothing and relaxing techniques such as Swedish massage or safely use more therapeutic techniques depending on your needs.

At Body Balance, we tailor our treatments to your specific needs, heeding any problem areas and providing the treatments that guarantee maximum benefits for your health and well-being.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

With everything going on as you prepare for giving birth, taking an hour or two for yourself provides moms-to-be with an opportunity to stop, relax and indulge in a bit of self-care.

The American Pregnancy Association (APA) strongly advocates prenatal massage, stating that this therapy is an important part of ensuring your health during pregnancy. The APA reports that this therapy helps reduce depression and anxiety, relieves aches and pains in the joints and can even improve the outcome of labor and the health of the newborn baby. Having regular massages during pregnancy can also regulate hormones, increasing the levels of serotonin and dopamine and reducing the levels of harmful hormones such as cortisol and norepinephrine.

Massage helps with lymphatic drainage, reduces swelling, improves blood circulation and relieves muscle tension. Shifting hormones during pregnancy also place excess stress on both the circulatory and skeletal systems, which can also be reduced through massage therapy.

 

Utah Prenatal & Postpartum Massage

It is important to choose your pregnancy massage clinic carefully, as not all therapists have the knowledge and experience to ensure your safety.

At Body Balance, we are proud to specialize in both pregnancy and postpartum services. We assist clients from throughout northern Utah, and we are conveniently located near Salt Lake City, Lindon, Pleasant Grove and Lehi. Contact us today to learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment for a prenatal massage or float therapy.