Getting a prenatal massage during pregnancy not only feels great but the benefits are enormous for mom-to-be and baby.  A study conducted by Dr. Tiffany Field at the University of Miami School of Medicine showed that massage actually reduces stress hormones in the body. Touch is vital to the mother's physical and emotional well-being as she adapts to her new body image. Regardless of individual circumstances, a pregnant woman's body is challenged, changed and stressed in many ways. Massage gives special attention to the mother-to-be, which in turn nurtures the new life that grows within her.

During pregnancy your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Massage can ease backaches, headaches, shoulder and neck aches that may be caused by muscle tension and the shifts in posture to accommodate increasing weight.

Not only does massage feel great and help with the common aches and pains but it can also:

  • Increase circulation
  • Improves digestion
  • Reduces fatigue
  • Helps reduce leg cramps and swelling in hands and legs and feet
  • Can alleviate the stress on weight-bearing joints
  • Promotes relaxation and deep breathing
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • help promote more restful sleep and help prevent pregnancy related insomnia.



Maternal Massage and More

Maternal Massage and More offers experienced individual care. Specializing in prenatal, postpartum, labor support and baby massage. You will be able to lie safely and comfortably on your belly throughout your pregnancy. We focus on the different ailments that go on during pregnancy, ranging from sciatica to swelling in the legs and feet, in addition you will be relaxed, refreshed and will have a great night’s sleep that evening.

Janet Markovits, LMT

Soho location:
73 Spring Street
New York, NY 10012

Park Slope Location:
162 16th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11215


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