PRENATAL MASSAGE: WHAT TO EXPECT

Published On: December 15, 2021

Prenatal massage can offer many health and wellness benefits to expecting mothers. From reducing common discomforts of pregnancy to promoting emotional well-being, prenatal massage can ease your mind and body as you prepare to give birth.

What is Prenatal Massage?

Prenatal massage is a specific type of massage, tailored to pregnant women. At Lapis & Oak, our experienced massage therapists know how to make pregnant women feel relaxed while preventing and relieving the aches and pains of pregnancy. We pay special attention to safety and best practices for massage in pregnancy throughout each session. Prenatal massage may help reduce common discomforts that mothers-to-be experience including backaches, heartburn, and leg cramps.

Why get a prenatal massage?

Progesterone loosens muscles during pregnancy, and blood flow increases throughout the body. Added weight and pressure can also cause back discomfort, leg pain, neck pain, and soreness. A prenatal massage promotes healthy circulation, tends to strained muscles, and relaxes your mind and body.

We recommend you have prenatal massages throughout your pregnancy, from pre-conception to the post-natal period. The benefits of massage will help your body adjust to changes, promote great self-care, and give you a chance to focus on yourself.

Prenatal massage is also a thoughtful and welcomed gift for pregnant and post-partum women. While families and friends often focus on gifts for babies or stocking the nursery, the needs of expectant and new mothers are often overlooked. We get it – a new baby is exciting! But mamas work hard and deserve to be well taken care of.

What Can I Expect During My First Session?

Prenatal massages at Lapis & Oak are as luxurious as they are beneficial. Our upscale spa provides an elevated massage experience you’ll want to have over and over again.

Located in Henderson, Nevada, we are close to Las Vegas, but far enough away to escape the busy strip and relax in a serene, tranquil space without having to walk through a casino to do so!

Our prenatal massage therapists will let you know what to expect. We will check in with you to make sure to address discomfort or pain. They will make sure you feel safe, relaxed, and thoroughly address any questions or concerns.

We use a specialty pregnancy pillow so that mothers can lay face down during their prenatal massage.

Are you having nausea or headaches? Let your therapist know about any physical symptoms you are having and if there are specific things that exacerbate them. We can avoid certain scents, products, areas of the body, movements, or positions so you are comfortable.

The best way to determine what you can expect from prenatal massage is to chat with one of our massage therapists during a call or your first appointment. They will discuss the massage techniques they use and whether there are any changes you should make to ensure that you receive maximum benefits during treatment.

Health benefits of prenatal massage

There are so many benefits to prenatal massage during your pregnancy. First of all, massage has been known to boost blood circulation throughout your body, reducing stress on both you and your baby. Reduced stress can lead to better overall health, energy levels, and sleep! It can also help with lowering back pain and easing labor pains when it comes time for delivery. Getting a massage can help to improve your mood—especially if you’re feeling anxious or stressed out.

Emotional health benefits of prenatal massage

Pregnancy can be an incredibly stressful time. There are a lot of unknowns and physical changes. With that, there are also elevated hormone levels which can make coping with these stressors seem even more difficult.

Whether you are pregnant, or someone you love is expecting, giving the gift of relaxation and wellness can ease stress, pamper the body, and calm the mind. After delivery, many new moms experience hormonal shifts, discomfort, and new strains from holding babies or nursing. Lack of sleep is at an all-time high and self-care can take a backseat. Prenatal and postnatal massage can alleviate the discomforts and give new moms some much-needed alone time to practice self-care.

Contact Lapis & Oak to book a prenatal massage today.

If you’re looking for a luxury prenatal massage in Henderson, give us a call! We can set an appointment or help with a gift certificate. Book now at Lapis & Oak Spa at (702) 848-2424 or book online here.

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