Spotlight on Prenatal Massage at Your Body Needs…

20 Sep

Prenatal massage is one of the massage treatments offered at Your Body Needs.  Massage during this exciting time is truly beneficial throughout the entire pregnancy (as long it is not a complicated pregnancy, in which case you would need approval from your physician).  Prenatal massage provides relief to aches and pains that accompany your changing body during this time.  At Your Body Needs the massage session is catered to your needs and your comfort; this is always our number one priority.  We understand your body is going through changes both physically and hormonally.  Massage therapy provides relief to many of the normal discomforts often experienced during pregnancy.  During your session you are positioned with pillows and support for your comfort.  We even have a “Prego Pillow” which allows full term mothers to lay face down for a portion of your massage; this is a favorite by many moms!  Aromatherapy  is available for use in prenatal massage.  You can choose from our in studio created blends of lavender or lavender & chamomile; both of these blends are safe for the mother to be and have soothing and calming effects on the mind and body.  Everything you do is experienced by your baby, receiving massage during this time benefits both of you!

Benefits of Prenatal Massage:

  • Provides stress reduction.
  • Helps to relieve muscle tension, especially in low back, upper back, shoulders and neck.
  • Helps to relieve headaches.
  • Helps relieve nasal and sinus congestion often associated with pregnancy.
  • Helps to improve circulation which allows more oxygen and nutrients to be delivered to cells of both mother and baby.
  • Eases tension in feet.
  • Moisturizes and nurtures your skin.
  • Massage provides relaxation which in turn can enhance your quality of sleep.
  • Helps to reduce edema.

YBN Products for Mothers and Baby:

Your Body Needs creates hand blended pure aromatherapy products with both the mother to be and baby in mind!

Stretch Mark Prevention Oil:  This is a must have for moms!  Use this body oil throughout your entire pregnancy to keep your skin soft and supple.  Don’t just take our word for it, check out the reviews!  This body oil is specifically formulated to help the skin keep its elasticity and to stay moisturized.  Stretch Mark Prevention Oil is made with a blend of LavenderMandarin and Neroli essential oilsSweet Almond oil and Wheat Germ oil.  Not only does it help to prevent stretch marks naturally, but in applying the oil it gives you a chance to feel taken care of and nurtured.

Better Baby OilThis is a must have for baby!  Avoid those other products out there on the market, they most likely contain mineral oil; an absolute no-no for anyone’s skin!  Your Body Needs… Better Baby Oil is all natural and will keep your baby’s skin nourished.  Our baby oil is blended in almond oil with essential oils of LavenderMandarin and Roman Chamomile.  These essential oils are soothing and calming, use at bedtime to help baby sleep through the night.

Continued Care:

Massage therapy offers benefits to moms both before and after the birth.  Continue to receive regular massage, after-all once that little one is here you can benefit from time to yourself.  Receiving massage post-partum helps you to regain strength more quickly and helps reduce post-partum stress.   Continued self-care is beneficial and the effects of massage therapy are cumulative; your body does need and benefits from massage!

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