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    Prenatal Massage

    Jonetta S., CMT, Licensed Massage Therapist at the Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services 11/18/2020
    Prenatal massage is a great way to reduce stress and take personal care for the expecting mother.
    Prenatal massage helps with:
    • Headaches
    • Muscle tension
    • Fatigue
    • Hormonal Balance
    • Blood Circulation
    • Shin Pliability
    • Posture
    • Easier Delivery
    • Shorter Labor
    • Promoted Blood Flow
    • Natural and drug-free pain relief 
    What is the difference between a regular and a prenatal massage?
    With a prenatal massage, the mother is laying on her side with a few pillows for comfort. Also, with a prenatal massage, there is a lot more stretching of the hips. There is more stretching of the hips due to the sciatica. The sciatica usually has a lot of stress and that stretch really relives the area.

    What are some of the benefits of having a prenatal massage?
    Prenatal massage reduces anxiety, decreases depression that may come along with the pregnancy, it relieves muscle and joint pain and it does improve labor outcomes and newborn health.

    Are massages safe during early pregnancy?
    After the first trimester is over, our massage therapist recommends getting a massage up until the end of the pregnancy.

    How often should you get a prenatal massage?
    This is often left up to the expecting mother. Some patients come in every week from three, four weeks up until the week before they were due. Our massage therapist recommends getting at least one massage a month. By getting a massage once a month, the maintenance is kept up and keeps the soreness at a minimum.

    What areas of your body should you not get a massage when you're pregnant?
    Typically there are some trigger points around the wrist area and around the ankles. It's like a vigorous massage, so you don't want to do anything real deep in those trigger points on the ankles in the wrist.

    Is the Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services COVID-19 respectful?
    Yes, masks are required to be worn during services. It can be uncomfortable, but by wearing a mask we protect each other. After every massage, the entire room is sanitized. At the Center for Healing Arts and Wellness Services we want people to feel comfortable and competent about coming in, knowing that they're getting the best treatment.  
    To schedule an appointment, please call (812) 842-4328 or head on over to our website at for more information.
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