THE BENEFITS OF PRENATAL MASSAGE
FOR MOTHER AND BABIES TOGETHER
Both mother and baby
First and foremost, prenatal massage makes you feel good. It nurtures and pampers the body at a time when it needs it most.
In addition to soothing the body and dissolving stress, a trained touch delivers a wide range of physiological, psychological and emotional benefits.
It’s a safe and relaxing way to relieve pregnancy’s common discomforts like backaches, carpal tunnel syndrome, leg cramps and shakes, headaches, heartburn, fatigue, hemorrhoids, nasal congestion, sciatica and shortness of breath.
Prenatal massage does more than benefit the mother. Everything a pregnant woman does — from her diet and fitness to her relaxation and relative state of contentment – also directly affects the child she is carrying.
Study after study has proven that calmness in the mother leads to healthier in-utero development.
Regular prenatal massage can help prepare you for labor by making the pelvis more supple.
Just like a regular massage, prenatal massage:
- improves circulation
- aids lymphatic flow
- removes toxins
- promotes relaxation
- raises endorphin levels
- eases neck, back, and joint pain
- relieves muscle spasms and cramps
Workshops & Events
Partner Yoga & Massage for Labor
with Anne Heckheimer, LMT &
Hae Soo Kim, RPYT
Sundays 4-6:15 pm
$135 per couple
with Anne Heckheimer
One Tuesday a month, 2:45-3:30 pm
Best for newborns through six months
$30 online | $35 at the door
Cost includes one baby and one adult.
Each additional adult costs $15.
Please note: Infant massage and partner yoga massage class are held at the Prenatal Yoga Center, at 251 west 72nd street and registration is done through their website.