Good for you. Good for baby.
Good for your entire birth plan.
Admit it … Part of you might think that getting a massage is just an indulgence; something you do to treat yourself. Either that, or it’s simply a task that pops up on your to-do list every December. You become “that person” who wants to quickly squeeze in a massage before your benefits run out for the year. (Hey, no shame in that!).
But getting a massage while pregnant? You’re not so sure about it. Although … the more you think about it, the more you can imagine how GREAT it would feel to ease some of your pregnancy aches and pains. (Just for once, you’d like to get up from your chair without groaning!).
You might be wondering, “But are massages really safe during pregnancy?"
I've got great news... Absolutely!
First, massages aren’t just an indulgence. They’re proven to help reduce pain, alleviate stress, improve sleep quality, enhance mood, and boost mind-body connection. (Not too shabby, right?).
Second, massage therapy is especially important during pregnancy as it helps you and your body navigate these months of massive transformation. Growing a tiny human is hard work, and it takes a toll on your body! But you don’t have to wear this toll like a badge of honour. You can get massage support all throughout your pregnancy to help alleviate the physical and emotional stress that’s on your system.
That’s right; I said ALL throughout your pregnancy.
Prenatal Massage can transform your experience of pregnancy.
Prenatal massage is safe during all trimesters and is helpful at restoring/maintaining balance in your body, decreasing pain, improving quality of sleep, promoting connection with your body, and so much more.
You also don’t have to wait for the discomfort to kick in. You can (and should) come in for preventative massage treatment early on in your pregnancy to support a healthier nine months.
Treatments can be done in a side-lying position or on your stomach with the support of a pregnancy body cushion. We’ll discuss these and other treatment options in your initial visit.
What about postpartum massage? Relaxation AND healing!
Even after baby, massage therapy works wonders.
After the journey of pregnancy and labour comes the fourth trimester, the postpartum period. This is a time that’s unique to each individual, from day-one postpartum to one-year postpartum and beyond. Our massage therapy sessions will be designed just for you and your postpartum goals. And while I said that massages aren't just for relaxing, I have a sneaking suspicion that you’ll love having a blissful hour or more to yourself during our sessions!
Appointment durations include intake, assessment, hands on treatment and home care.
Prices do not include HST
Unable to get childcare?
Not to worry! My treatment room is baby-friendly, so you won’t have to scour for a random friend or relative to watch your child during your session. I warmly welcome patients bringing baby to their treatments with them. Baby can either sleep away in their carrier or, if they have other plans, they can lay up on the table with you to sleep or feed while I continue to massage you!
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