Prenatal Massage

This is a total bliss out session for the mom-to-be! The massage therapists at Holistic Massage of Hood River are highly skilled in working with prenatal women and know the precise areas to focus on. Pregnancy massage can be a pure relaxation session or focus on specific issues.

Prenatal massage is a safe and effective way to reduce stress and pain due to pregnancy. Many women experience some discomfort and pain as their body adapts to changes during pregnancy. Pregnancy massage helps to alleviate pains such as backaches, stiffness, headaches, hip pain, edema (swelling) and leg cramps, relieve weight-bearing tension, improve circulation, and allow for optimal muscle relaxation.

At Holistic Massage of Hood River we use a special pregnancy cushion which allows women in all stages of pregnancy to lie face down while receiving a massage. We also accommodate women who prefer to be side-positioned during pregnancy massage. In both positions plenty of pillows are used to ensure proper body position, comfort, and to support the fetus.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

  • Alleviate backaches
  • Relax muscle tension
  • Relieve pain
  • Reduce fatigue
  • Relieve headaches
  • Relieve leg cramps
  • Reduce swelling/edema
  • Reduce stress, anxiety and depression
  • Improve labor outcome
  • Improve newborn health
  • Enhance sleep
  • Enhance circulation
  • Enhance health and well-being