Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage with Sarah Nottingham RMTPregnancy Massage is a safe and highly effective tool for pain relief, promoting relaxation and increasing energy levels in all stages of pregnancy. Pregnancy is a period of many changes.  A woman’s entire body adapts to a new life growing within.  Most of these changes are welcomed and enjoyable, although some may be uncomfortable and not as pleasant.  Some woman experience anxiety when preparing for an addition to the family.  Other symptoms can include overall muscle tension due to stress or physical changes in the body.  As well as, joint pain, swelling, and decreased energy levels.   Receiving regular massage through out pregnancy can help relieve physical and emotional tension, relieve pain, improve sleep and boost energy levels.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

  • Decrease pain and discomfort in your muscles and joints that must support extra weight
  • Reduce muscle cramps
  • Improve mood
  • Improve circulation
  • Stimulate the lymph system and boost immunity
  • Reduce excess fluid retention
  • Aid in reducing stress

There are a number of adaptations to prenatal massage compared to regular Massage Therapy treatments.  Certain areas are avoided at specific times depending on the stage of pregnancy.  During the later stages, all treatments are performed in sidelying.  Knowing how and where to strategically place pillows ensures ultimate comfort for the expectant mother during treatment.  Massage Tables containing a hole in the centre to allow women to lie on their stomach should be AVOIDED, this can acerbate low back pain/injuries or initiate low back pain.  Your RMT may even periodically check your blood pressure at the beginning of your appointment.

All Massage Therapists trained and licensed in Ontario are capable in providing safe and effective treatments during pregnancy. Some RMT’s chose to complete additional training or have a special focus in prenatal for their practice.  Massage Therapy is an excellent method of pain relief for low back pain, generalized aches and pain and is safe for Mom and baby.

Book your prenatal Massage Therapy appointment with Sarah Nottingham, RMT.


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