Prenatal Massage
Mon-Fri 10:30 - 4:30 (By Appointment)
Call: (218) 235-1732

pregnant.jpgPrenatal (pregnancy) Massage, or massage during pregnancy, helps create a more joyful pregnancy.  A woman’s body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy; physical, mental, and emotional.  Even though pregnancy can be a time of joyful expectation, this change can be stressful, even uncomfortable.  Today, women often choose to start their families a little later in life, sometimes creating more stress.  Massage can help!

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Current scientific research supports our intuitive knowing that massage is beneficial during pregnancy.  Some of the proven benefits of prenatal massage are:

  • Reduces stress
  • Decreases anxiety
  • Stabilizes high blood pressure
  • Minimizes swelling (edema)
  • Improves sleep quality
  • Relaxes muscle tension, reducing headaches and pain
  • Lifts depression
  • Improves circulation
  • Supports the expectant mother to prioritize self-care

The main goals in prenatal massage are to minimize stress, reduce fluid retention, and relieve discomfort in the back, neck, and shoulders.  Great care is taken to position the expecting mother properly and support her body towards greater wellbeing.  Side-lying position is used for the majority of the massage, supported by pillows and bolsters.  This ensures not only your comfort, but properly positions the baby so there will not be any inappropriate pressure.   

Massage can be an amazing source of support, relief and comfort during pregnancy, but there can be valid concerns about whether massage is appropriate in certain cases.  Some possible situations which may contraindicate massage during pregnancy are:

  • Hypertension
  • Preeclampsia
  • Previous pre-term birth
  • Recent delivery
  • High-risk pregnancy
  • Sudden, severe headaches
  • Severe swelling

Please discuss these issues with your prenatal care provider and bring a copy of their OK along on your first appointment for my files.

I’m looking forward to assisting you in feeling your best when your baby arrives!  Give me a call to set up your first session.

What people are saying about Blissful Body:

Blissful Body by Stephanie was absolutely amazing during my pregnancy with my daughter.  Around my fifth month of pregnancy I developed shooting pains in my lower back and often times it was difficult to take a deep breath without extreme pain. I thought maybe I should see my doctor, but my mother recommended that I see Stephanie to help relieve the pain.  Stephanie worked with me for the remainder of my pregnancy.  Stephanie is very knowledgeable and easy to work with.  She gave me stretches to work on during my pregnancy and her prenatal massages were relaxing and extremely helpful with the pain.  I would highly recommend Stephanie for prenatal massage.   Anne Oelke, Ely