What is prenatal massage?
Pregnancy massage balances your body and calms your mind. It helps you prepare for the birth you want and postpartum recovery. And research hints that it's good for baby, too.
Prenatal massage is a safe and supportive therapy for women throughout pregnancy. Massage helps you relax and minimize the impact of stress on your body. Therapeutic touch relieves many of the aches and pains that accompany your changing body. Safe for both mom and baby, research shows that massage promotes healthier moms, shorter labors and healthier babies.
While many women seek out massage when the discomforts of the last few months of pregnancy become most intense, the real benefits are gained from more regular sessions throughout the pregnancy. While all relaxation techniques are beneficial, touch therapies have the strongest impact. Women who receive regular massage have measurably reduced levels of stress hormones and report less mood swings and physical discomforts.
"BIRTH" DAY MASSAGE
Many therapists can ‘do’ prenatal massage. But few actually ‘specialize’ in it. Instead of just adapting a “cookie cutter” massage to a pregnant body, our massages are designed to address the specific changes of pregnancy and the most frequent discomforts.
Our focus is on science-based massage -- fancy talk to say that we’re obsessed with your comfort and safety. And when we're not at the massage table, we're delving into the research literature and busy slaying prenatal massage myths. No deep tissue massage for pregnancy? We say: Blasphemous! Foot massage induces labor? We’re calling B.S.!
Are you certified to work with pregnant people?
Absolutely! We're all certified by the State of CA. And because that's not enough, we've also got advanced prenatal certifications. We're education junkies, insisting on rigorous and advanced prenatal massage training.
What’s up with the pillows?
We’ve got a lot of pillows. A lot. And we know how to use ‘em. We are strategic pillow ninjas, tucking here and propping there, supporting every inch of your body. All these pillows serve a purpose and set the base for a good massage. We strive for an impeccable standard of comfort.