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Prenatal Massage Oshawa, ON

Body Language Massage and Wellness will make your visit as easy as possible from finding a parking within the vast parking lot avaiable, to walking into a clean room just waiting for you.

There's no need to feel nervous about getting a Prenatal Massage from one of our  Registered Massage Therapists. Call us today at (289) 240-1899 to book a massage. At Body Language Massage and Wellness, you are in great hands!

Body Language Massage & Wellness

At Body Language Massage and Wellness, you can expect all of our Registered Massage Therapists to follow proper hygiene protocols. For example, the massage table linens are always cleaned between sessions, RMTs always wash their hands, and the rooms are cleaned thoroughly between each appointment using hospital grade disinfectant products that are safe to use around expectant mothers..

 

Our staff follow strict cleaning procedures including all COVID-19 protocols. 

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What is a Prenatal Massage?

A prenatal massage is a therapeutic massage specifically designed for pregnant individuals. It is a type of massage therapy that addresses the unique needs and changes experienced during pregnancy. Prenatal massages are performed by Massage Therapists trained in techniques that are safe and suitable for pregnant women.

Prenatal massages are generally considered safe during low-risk pregnancies, but it's important for pregnant individuals to consult with their healthcare provider before scheduling a session, especially if they have specific health concerns or complications.

What to expect during a Prenatal Massage.

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During a Prenatal Massage, you can expect a personalized experience tailored to the unique needs of pregnancy. The session begins with a consultation, discussing your health history and specific concerns. You'll be provided a comfortable environment with specialized pregnancy support systems, and asked to undress to your comfort level. The Massage Therapist will use modified techniques, focusing on gentle strokes and addressing areas prone to tension, such as the lower back and hips. Communication is encouraged throughout the session to ensure your comfort, with the therapist adjusting the massage based on your feedback. The primary goal is to promote relaxation and alleviate pregnancy-related discomfort.

The therapist may employ various positioning options, such as lying on your side or using supportive pillows.  Post-massage, you may receive recommendations for aftercare, including hydration and gentle stretching.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

  • Stress Reduction: Prenatal massage promotes relaxation, reducing stress and anxiety levels. The gentle techniques used during the massage help release endorphins, enhancing overall mood. 

  • Alleviation of Muscle Tension: As the body undergoes changes during pregnancy, muscles can become tense and strained. Prenatal massage targets areas prone to tension, such as the lower back, shoulders, and hips, providing relief from discomfort. 

  • Improved Sleep Quality:Many pregnant individuals struggle with sleep disturbances. Prenatal massage can contribute to better sleep by promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety, fostering a more restful night's sleep. 

  • Enhanced Circulation: The massage techniques stimulate blood flow, aiding in the delivery of nutrients and oxygen to both the mother and the developing fetus. Improved circulation can also help reduce swelling in the extremities. 

  • ​Emotional Support: Pregnancy often comes with a range of emotions. Prenatal massage provides a nurturing and supportive environment, offering emotional well-being through the power of touch. 

  • Preparation for Labor: Some believe that Prenatal Massage may help prepare the body for labor by promoting flexibility and reducing muscle tension. While more research is needed in this area, the relaxation benefits can contribute positively to the overall pregnancy experience. 

  • Shorter Labor Times: Some studies suggest that regular prenatal massage may be associated with shorter labor durations. While more research is needed to establish a definitive link, the potential positive impact on labor duration is an area of interest.

Special Pillows For Prenatal Massage

Wondering if getting a massage while pregnant will feel different than a regular massage? It won't be the exact same, but it will definitely feel great! By incorporating specialized pillows, you can lay down in a variety of positions including but not limited to laying facedown. 

Each Registered Massage Therapist brings their own approach and arrangement of pillows to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during your massage treatment.

Communicate with the RMT about any discomfort you may feel during the massage so they can adjust the position to your needs.

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FAQs About Prenatal Massage

When considering prenatal massage, it's essential to ask questions to ensure the safety and appropriateness of the massage for the expectant mother. Here are some questions you might consider:
 

  1. Is prenatal massage safe for me and my baby?

    • Prenatal massage is generally safe for most expectant mothers. However, it's essential to consult with your healthcare provider before scheduling a session, especially if you have any complications or specific health concerns during pregnancy.
       

  2. What qualifications and experience do you have in prenatal massage?

    • It's crucial to choose a massage therapist with specialized training and experience in prenatal massage. Look for therapists who are certified in prenatal massage techniques and are knowledgeable about the unique needs and safety considerations of pregnant individuals.
       

  3. At what stage of pregnancy is it safe to start prenatal massage?

    • Prenatal massage is typically safe throughout pregnancy. Confirm with your healthcare provider and the massage therapist to determine the most suitable timing based on your individual circumstances.
       

  4. Are there any specific prenatal massage techniques you use?

    • Prenatal massage techniques may vary, but they often involve gentle and supportive methods to accommodate the changes in the pregnant body. Ensure that the therapist's techniques align with your comfort level and preferences.
       

  5. Do you use a special pregnancy massage table or positioning system?

    • Yes, for prenatal massage, therapists often use special tables or positioning systems designed to accommodate the growing belly, ensuring comfort and safety during the session.
       

  6. Can I receive a prenatal massage if I have certain pregnancy complications or health conditions?

    • It's crucial to discuss any pregnancy complications or health conditions with the therapist. This communication helps ensure that the massage is adapted to your specific situation, and your therapist can make any necessary adjustments for safety.
       

  7. What areas of the body will be focused on during the prenatal massage?

    • Prenatal massage typically focuses on areas prone to discomfort during pregnancy, such as the back, shoulders, and hips. The therapist will tailor the session to address your individual needs and areas experiencing tension.
       

  8. Can I bring a support person with me to the session?

    • Yes, some individuals may prefer having a partner or support person present during a prenatal massage for added comfort. It's advisable to inquire with the therapist about this possibility and discuss any arrangements.
       

  9. What are the benefits of prenatal massage, and are there any potential side effects?

    • Prenatal massage can offer benefits such as reduced muscle tension, improved circulation, and relief from pregnancy-related discomfort. Understanding potential side effects helps in making an informed decision about whether prenatal massage aligns with your goals.
       

  10. How long is a typical prenatal massage session?

  • Prenatal massage sessions typically last around 60 minutes. However, the duration can be adjusted based on individual preferences and needs, ensuring a comprehensive and relaxing experience for expectant mothers.

Body Language Massage & Wellness

850 King St W #14, Oshawa, ON L1J 2L5

(289) 240-1899

Monday: 9 AM–8 PM

Tuesday: 9 AM–8 PM

Wednesday: 9 AM–8 PM

Thursday: 9 AM–8 PM

Friday: 9 AM–8 PM

Saturday: 9 AM–3 PM

Sunday: Closed

info@bodylanguageoshawa.com

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