For a Healthy Mind & Body
When you are pregnant, nothing feels better than massage! Prenatal massage is a natural touch therapy that reduces muscular discomfort and has been proven to reduce stress hormone levels. Prenatal Massage provides important benefits to you and your baby.
Research conducted at the University of Miami School of Medicine shows that prenatal massage reduces stress hormones in the body, improves mood and sleep patterns, and reduces anxiety and back pain.
Studies also show that women who receive regular massage during pregnancy have lower rates of premature birth and fewer obstetrical problems. Their babies have a lower rate of postnatal complications.
About Prenatal Massage
The massage room is a welcoming retreat from the stresses of everyday life. It is a place of total relaxation for the body and the mind.
The massage experience is a time of reflection, meditation and renewal, allowing the mind to rest as the body is soothed. For expectant moms, this time of rest and rejuvenation spent in massage may provide benefits that extend through pregnancy and beyond. The physical, mental and emotional benefits of massage during pregnancy are significant.
- Tranquil Relaxation - A Special Time to Care for You
- Reduce Stress & Anxiety
- Relieves Aches and Pains in the Low Back, Neck, Shoulders, Hips and Legs.
- Relieves Muscle Tension and Headaches
- Reduces Swelling and Edema
- Improves Oxygenation to Skin, Muscles & Soft Tissues of The Body
- Enhances the Pliability of Skin and Underlying Tissues
- Encourages Better Sleep
- Improves Outcome of Labor and Eases Labor Pain
- Reduce Anxiety
- Decrease Symptoms of Depression
- Relieve Muscle Aches and Joint Pains improve Labor Outcomes and Newborn Health
- Help Regulate Hormone Production
- Reduce Swelling
- Improve Nerve Pain
Breast Massage in Pregnancy, Nursing and Weaning
Breast Massage can be a wonderful addition to prenatal care and a source of support while nursing and weaning. The benefits of breast massage in the childbearing years include:
- Reduced discomfort during pregnancy
- Improved skin tone
- Increased breast milk production
- Relief of engorgement
- Can unblock plugged milk glands
- Increased drainage during breastfeeding
- Decreased appearance of scars and stretch marks
- For a full Prenatal + Breast Massage please choose the 105 minute option when scheduling.
- Breast Massage can also be worked into a 75 minute session but there may not be enough time for a full body massage.
- For specific breast issues only, a 45 minute session is also available.
At Intuitive Bodywork, we focus on three techniques to help facilitate labor:
- Massage Therapy to relax the body and mind, lowering stress hormones and raising the level of feel good hormones in the body. A less stressed relaxed body is more physiologically ready for labor and birth.
- Acupressure massage is used to stimulate certain points on the body believed to help induce labor.
- Specific therapeutic grade essential oils to help stimulate uterine activity are used in the session.
of the New Mom
- Provides deep relaxation. Being a new mom can be exhausting!
- Relieves shoulders and neck pain from carrying and breastfeeding a baby
- Helps restore the uterus to its original state
- Helps to eliminate excess body fluids and reduces fluid retention
- Helps you feel good about yourself. When you feel good about yourself, it is easier to meet the needs of your newborn
Prenatal Massage 6 Visit Package - $360.00
If you are about to be a mommy you'll be so happy you have this package! Use your sessions before or after birth or for labor/delivery support.
- Six 75 Minute Prenatal Massage Sessions
- One 45 Minute Infant Massage Instruction Session!
Prenatal Massage 3 Visit Package- $190.00
Perfect if you are starting massage later in your pregnancy or for easier budgeting. The 3 visit package does not include infant massage instruction.
- Three 75 Minute Prenatal Massage Sessions
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Alan Jordan, LMT, NCTMB
Certified in Prenatal Massage
In July 1999, I participated in a research training workshop at the Touch Research Institute (TRI) at the University of Miami School of Medicine. Research studies in progress at that time included:
- A study about the effects of massage on depressed mothers-to-be and their babies
- A study concerning the effects of massage on premature infants
- A study of the use of aromatherapy for infants at bath time
I participated in all 3 studies by interviewing pregnant women, recording movements of unborn children via ultrasound and performing the Brazelton Neonatal Behavioral Assessment Scale test on premature babies.
For me, the highlight of the workshop was massaging Elena M., who only a few weeks earlier was born at the University of Miami weighing less than 1 pound!
The day I "scrubbed up" and put my hands in the incubator to massage Elena, she weighed less than 2 pounds. As I touched and stroked her tiny body, chills ran through my own! I felt that I was experiencing the essence of creation itself!
Massaging Elena was a truly phenomenal moment of my life. The TRI experience confirmed my commitment to working with pregnant women and the new life they carry within!