When you’re expecting, you can experience aches, pains, and other issues that may keep you from enjoying this special time in your life. At Inner G Restorative and Holistic Care, our team of experienced therapists offer gentle and nurturing prenatal massage to help you feel your best as your baby grows. The Ravenswood neighborhood office in Chicago, Illinois, offers a comfortable environment for your prenatal massage, with special pillows and gently heated tables. Book your appointment online or call the office today.
60-minute ---------- $120
75-minute ---------- $140
90-minute ---------- $160
Prenatal Massage Q&A
What is a Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal massage is massage therapy that meets your needs as an expectant mom. Pregnancy changes your center of gravity and puts considerable pressure on your back, legs, feet, and many other parts of your body, so it’s not surprising that many pregnant women experience frequent aches and pains.
Prenatal massage helps ease those aches and pains while providing a nurturing and calming touch for you and your baby as you navigate through your pregnancy.
What Happens During a Prenatal Massage?
Before your prenatal massage, the Inner G Restorative and Holistic Care team helps you relax with comfortable pillows on a lightly heated table. You’ll lie on your side with your belly supported.
They understand that pregnancy can be uncomfortable at times, so they do everything possible to help you feel relaxed, supported, and nurtured during your massage sessions.
Prenatal massage involves gentle techniques and a light touch. The certified massage therapists typically cover many parts of the body, from the head to the back to the ankles and feet.
Before your prenatal massage, you’ll discuss your particular areas of discomfort and goals for the massage with your massage therapist so they know where to concentrate.
What Are the Benefits of a Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal massage offers a wide range of benefits including:
Soothing of aches and pains, especially back and leg pain
Decreased swelling in areas like the ankles
Hormone regulation and corresponding mood lifting
Prenatal massage can also lead to a less painful labor. Some studies show that prenatal massage can shorten the first two stages of labor as well.
When is Prenatal Massage Recommended?
The Inner G Restorative and Holistic Care team recommends prenatal massage after the first trimester of pregnancy (from week 13 onward). Additionally, the team recommends checking with your OB/GYN to make sure prenatal massage is appropriate in your particular circumstances before scheduling your first session.
Many women have prenatal massages once a month throughout their second and third trimesters.
Inner G Restorative and Holistic Care offers 60- 75- and 90-minute prenatal massages. To schedule your relaxing and pain-relieving massage, call the office or click on the online booking tool now.
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