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BodyWorks Massage
860-918-2830
1350 Sullivan Ave.
(at Sand Hill Rd.)

South Windsor, CT 06074
inside Physical Therapy Plus

Hours
By Appointment Only

Mon: 4PM - 8PM
Tues: 8:30AM - 2PM
Wed: 4PM - 8PM
Thurs: 8:30AM - 2PM

Serving Vernon, Ellington, Manchester, South Windsor, CT as well as nearby communities

Prenatal Massage

If your massage therapist is certified in prenatal massage, in most cases, it is perfectly safe to receive a prenatal massage, which is a modified Swedish massage. You should also receive a prenatal massage for eight weeks post-partum since all of your hormones have not returned to normal levels yet.

  • Modified Massage
  • Benefits of Prenatal Massage
  • Precautions for Prenatal Massage

Modified Massage

The massage is modified to account for the changes in your body. The most obvious change is positioning. You will not be lying on your belly, unless your therapist has a cushioning system. You will most likely lie on your sides for the massage. It is not recommended that you lie on a table with a whole in it for your stomach. An unsupported stomach can actually further strain your abdominal ligaments.

Another change is in your hormones. One of these hormones increases the clotting factor in your blood, making you more prone to clots, especially in your legs. For that reason, your massage therapist should be certified in prenatal massage, so they can safely address your legs. Most prenatal massage will include very light draining strokes to your legs that will help reduce fluid retention.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

The benefits of prenatal massage include:

  • Relieving low back pain
  • Reducing swelling in hands and feet
  • Relieving headaches
  • Relieving insomnia
  • Reducing sciatic pain
  • Reducing sinus congestion

Precautions for Prenatal Massage

You should not receive a massage if any of the following occur:

  • Bloody discharge
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Contagious illness
  • Lasting morning sickness or nausea
  • Fever
  • Abdominal or unusual pain
  • Placenta previa
  • Any signs of preterm labor