Yesterday we received a call from a customer looking for a birthday gift for his pregnant wife. He wanted to know more about our “Mother Goddess – Massage for the Goddess on the path to Motherhood” a series of six pregnancy massages.
Our “Mother Goddess” utilizes specialized safe massages techniques for the growing aches and pains associated with this magnificent process. We ensure your ultimate safety and comfort by using pillows to support you and massage therapists trained in pregnancy/prenatal massage. This is an ideal gift she can enjoy in the weeks and months ahead. It’s a gift that keeps on giving!
What goes on with the body during pregnancy?
There are amazing changes that go on in your body during pregnancy like creating a new life!
As your uterus expands, you may feel aches and pains in the back, abdomen, groin area, and thighs.
Many women also have backaches and aching near the pelvic bone due the pressure of the baby’s head, increased weight, and
loosening joints. Some pregnant women complain of pain that runs from the lower back, down the back of one leg, to the knee or foot.
This is called sciatica. It is thought to occur when the uterus puts pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Are pregnancy massages helpful?
Some scientific studies have shown that massage therapy can do lots of things that pregnant women want and need.
It can help with:
Sleep and improve mood
Reduce edema (joint swelling) by increasing circulation and moving fluid in the body
Relieve nerve pain, including sciatic nerve pain, by relaxing the muscles that can clench and tighten around nerves and compress them.
Pregnant women who are interested in massage therapy should adopt a safety-first approach and see only therapists who has been trained and certified in prenatal massage techniques.
Typically it’s best to avoid the first trimester advises Mary Rosser, M.D., Ph.D., an ob-gyn at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York.
“The first trimester is the critical time when everything is starting to form,” she says. “Many people aren’t comfortable in the first trimester anyway; they’re just not feeling well.”
Always check with your doctor first to see if massage is right for your body. If it is, you can relax and enjoy a prenatal massage with a certified therapist and take advantage of our memberships and series.
Membership versus Series
Both memberships and series offer three, six or 12 massages purchased in bulk so you can enjoy a generous saving.
There is a difference between them however which is explained below.
Each membership allows your massage time to be pre-scheduled so you can relax, knowing you have a wonderful renewal time planned. Reap the benefits of a monthly massage service with no more scheduling or missing appointments. Sessions do not carry over.
Our series never expire and you can use them when you want.
Gift yourself or someone you love Relax and rejuvenate. The time is now.
Your lower back hips and feet may thank you!