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Eugene Wood, Licensed and Certified Massage Therapist
Prenatal Massage Therapy in NYC and Wantagh NY
Prenatal Massage Therapy
What Is a Prenatal Massage?
During the nine months of pregnancy, women experience significant changes to their bodies, both physically and emotionally. The physical changes often result in varying levels of discomfort, from mild aches to severe pain. Emotionally, the anticipation and excitement associated with an upcoming baby and the many unique and changing needs during the various stages leading up to birth can make pregnancy very overwhelming.
Our highly specialized pregnancy massage services are an excellent way to cope with both the physical and the emotional changes. Our services can make pregnancy a much more positive experience and even lead to easier labor, a healthier baby, and a faster recovery after birth.
The goals of massage tailored for pregnant women are similar to the goals of regular massage therapy - pain relief, relaxation, improved circulation and more - but there are a number of special techniques, as well as special tables and cushions, to accommodate expectant mothers comfortably and safely so that they can reap these benefits fully.
What Are the Benefits of Massage for Expectant Mothers?
Massage has a long list of benefits from decreased blood pressure to giving the immune system a boost. When maternal massage services are performed by our experienced massage therapists some of the great benefits that are particularly valuable for pregnant women include:
Many pregnant women experience low back pain. It is usually caused by the dramatic shift in your center of gravity caused by the extra weight you are carrying. This puts a great deal of stress on your back. When this is coupled with the relaxation of your ligaments and your pelvis is moved forward during the later months, it actually changes your posture a great deal, causing more aches and pains in your neck, shoulders, and also your abdominal muscles.
Pregnancy is different for every woman and sometimes the pains can be extreme, other times it is mainly inconvenient. Even minor pain and discomfort interferes with your comfort as well as your ability to rest and sleep well. Other women may also experience chronic headaches and other aches caused by circulation issues. These aches and pains, both minor and more severe, can be reduced by an experienced prenatal massage therapist. Massage sessions also make you more equipped to handle future pain that arises.
"Eugene has such magical hands, the knots in my neck, the pains in my shoulders simply melt away.
Thanks Eugene for bringing balance to my body, mind and soul!"
How A Prenatal Massage Therapist Can Improve Your Health
Contact Eugene Wood, Prenatel Massage Therapist
If you are an expectant mother, you will definitely be in good hands and you can begin reaping the benefits of massage after just one session. Whether you are suffering from low back pain or you are just in need of a relaxing session, we can help.
Don't hesitate to contact us today if you are interested in learning more about maternal massage. We will provide you with a free consultation to determine if our services are right for you.
"You can begin reaping the benefits of massage after just one session. If you are suffering from low back pain, we can help. Prenatel Massage Therapy has a long list of benefits from decreased blood pressure, relieving stress, and giving the immune system a boost."
-Eugene Wood, LTM
Just as regular massage is an excellent stress-reliever after a long day at work, expectant mothers can also take advantage of its relaxing qualities.
Maternal Massaging Techniques
Our professional prenatal massage therapists are specially trained to know the common sore spots and how to provide the best relief. They understand your changing needs and also that pregnancy is different for each woman. They are also trained to take care of your positioning during prenatal massage therapy to maximize the benefits and ensure your comfort.
Additionally, no matter how much you are looking forward to your new baby, the changes your body goes through can be stressful. It is important to relax, but it can be very difficult with a new baby on the way.
Physical discomfort, as well as feelings of being overwhelmed, makes getting enough rest sometimes very difficult.
Our massage therapists are not only knowledgeable about the needs of women that are expecting, but we also have many cushions that will allow you to lie safely and comfortably during the many stages of pregnancy for every massage session. Women often find it the most comfortable to lie on their side for a massage. Our cushions provide support for you as well as access for our therapists to use their many techniques. Some of the special cushions include full-length body pillows and wedges.
Prenatal Massage Therapists in NYC and Wantagh NY
Massage therapists are all extensively trained before they are licensed. Our therapists that specialize in prenatal massages receive additional training for their unique services and are all experienced with different techniques. They are sure to be able to meet your individual needs. Our standards are very high and our team is made up of only the most qualified individuals in the NYC and Nassau County area.
Tender, swollen breasts, even at the very beginning of pregnancy, make it uncomfortable for women to lay face-down on a massage table in the traditional way. When the stomach begins to grow, it then becomes impossible to lay face-down without a table made for pregnant women. You also cannot lie flat on your back because your uterus puts too much weight on the vein that carries blood from your legs back to your heart.