Prenatal massage can incorporate Swedish and Deep Tissue massage techniques which are adapted for the anatomical changes women go through during pregnancy. As the body shape and posture changes, special laying positions are used during each session. Pillows and cushions are used to support the head and growing belly, help with comfortable arm positioning, and create proper hip alignment. Deep work is avoided on the legs du eot compromised circulation and possibility of blood clots in the area.
Benefits include reduction in stress hormones, relaxes and loosens tight muscles, increases circulation, helps improve the immune system, helps flush toxins, reduces joint, neck and back pain, eases leg cramping, reduces sciatica, relieves carpal tunnel pain, and headaches. May also reduce swelling in the legs and alleviate insomnia and depression.