Prenatal Massage

Our Prenatal Massage is a relaxing and nurturing full body massage which focuses on the needs of the mother. Expectant moms experience unique physical and emotional changes that occur as a result of the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormonal shifts.  A prenatal massage can help relieve many of the discomforts experienced during pregnancy. In fact, The American Pregnancy Association states that “Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.”

Our 60 minute Prenatal Massage can:

  • Help to control blood pressure
  • Reduce anxiety and depression
  • Relieve back, hip, pelvic and leg pain (including sciatica and pubic symphysis dysfunction pain)
  • Reduce swelling and edema
  • Relieve carpal tunnel symptoms
  • Minimize headaches and migraines
  • Relieve sinusitis symptoms
  • Improve sleep
  • Encourage stimulation of labor

 

Why Choose IRA?

Sandra Rivera, C.M.M.T., is a skilled and compassionate practitioner and has treated hundreds of pregnant moms just like you. This practical experience, along with her additional training, allows you to relax with the confidence that you are in skilled and capable hands.

Sandra is a certified medical massage therapist who specializes in fertility, prenatal and postpartum massage. She understands the prenatal physique and is additionally trained in:

  • The anatomy and physiology for pregnancy and birth
  • Cautions and contraindications for pregnancy massage
  • Guidelines for pregnancy massage for each trimester
  • Massage for high risk pregnancies
  • Manual lymphatic drainage
  • Orthopedic massage