Prenatal Massage Therapy in Chicago, IL
Massage therapy can be particularly beneficial throughout pregnancy to alleviate stress, reduce pregnancy pain, improve circulation, and enhance overall wellbeing. Our expert team of licensed massage therapists are certified in prenatal and therapeutic massage techniques – and available at several convenient Chicagoland and suburban locations.
What is Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal massage uses specialized techniques designed to help mom manage all the changes her body goes through during pregnancy. Our massage therapists have all received advanced training and certification in these techniques. That training prepares the therapist with knowledge of what the body goes through during each trimester so they can better achieve your treatment goals.
What Techniques Are Used and How Does It Benefit?
Prenatal massage is designed to be flexible enough to address both the general taxing of the body that comes with all the internal hormonal changes as well as all the aches and pains that come from the physical changes to the bony and muscular structure.
Many of these changes are a result of an increase in relaxin. Relaxin is an important hormone with multiple functions during pregnancy. One of those functions allows the ligaments to become more elastic so the pelvis can open up for child birth. This makes the pelvis less stable and the surrounding muscles will want to stiffen a bit to provide some stability. This is one of many changes that your prenatal massage therapist will be prepared to address.
In addition to understanding and adjusting for the changes that mom goes through, our therapists are also trained in draping and positioning so that mom can be completely comfortable during the treatment.
Please fill out the form to request an appointment at our health and wellness center for the service and location of your preference. We try to get back to all requests as quickly as possible. If you need immediate assistance, please call 773-598-4387.
Your safety comes first: we are operating with heightened safety measures in our clinics and offer telemedicine for those unable to visit in person.