Pregnancy is a journey from point A- conception, to point B- birth. The manner in which this journey is traveled greatly affects the way that birth will unfold. Pregnancy and birth are a very complex process in which all three elements of the human; body, soul & spirit are deeply and profoundly affected. Among many other things prenatal massage can play a significant part in your pregnancy and birth experience.
According to the American Pregnancy Association “Prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pain and improve labor outcomes and newborn health.”
Many years of experience in the massage therapy and birth doula trade have influenced the unique approach to prenatal massage at Tanya’s Massage Therapy & Spa. What expectant mothers receive here greatly differs from the generic prenatal massage. The combination of techniques and modalities used in each session provide not only relaxation but also pain relief and pain prevention. Each prenatal session is geared towards the ultimate pregnancy destination, which is- a good birth experience.
Structural changes that happen during pregnancy can directly and indirectly change mood and general outlook on life. If there are areas of intense pain or nagging discomfort the chances of an enjoyable pregnancy journey diminish significantly. Many symptoms of discomfort associated with postural changes can be alleviated and often times eradicated through precise, targeted massage techniques offered here. We strive to leave the client feeling good not only during the massage session, but many days/weeks later.