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Treat Yourself to a Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy is an incredible time of beauty and growth. It is also a time when the body can endure some painful and stressful changes. One of the best ways to relieve stress and ease pain is through a Prenatal Massage Session from Peek of Joy 3D Ultrasound and Spa. While the essential benefits of massage therapy remain the same, prenatal massage requires different techniques to insure the safety of both the mother and the baby. 

 

Benefits of Prenatal Massage include lowered anxiety, decreased back & leg pain, improved sleep, decreased levels of the stress hormone norepinephrine, increased levels of serotonin and dopamine, decreased levels of cortisol (a stress indicator common in depressed pregnant patients), and an overall improvement in mood.

 

Getting Comfortable:

During a Prenatal Massage Session at Peek of Joy 3D Ultrasound and Spa, the expectant guest can lie on their side or lie on their stomach using our custom pregnancy massage pillow. Your therapist will offer extra pillows or sheets in order to make you more comfortable during your session. If you need anything, do not hesitate to ask…we're here for you!

 

Duration of Pregnancy:

The type of massage the expectant mother receives depends on where they are in the term of their pregnancy. You must be in your second or third trimester to receive a prenatal massage session, and the general rule of thumb is the further along the pregnancy, the less rigorous and deep the massage becomes. Most techniques concentrate primarily on a technique referred to as Effleurage. Effleurage is a Swedish massage technique that, in translation, literally means to "touch lightly." This technique allows the therapist to use gentle, gliding strokes to soothe large areas of the body or specific problem areas without applying too much pressure. For areas such as the shoulders and legs, it is likely the therapist will use the deep effleurage method, employing slightly more pressure in order to stretch and broaden the muscle tissue. This is therapy is both soothing as well as allowing the therapist to warm and ready the muscles if deeper massage techniques are required.

 

Session Length: 

All Peek of Joy 3D Ultrasound and Spa, LLC, Massage Sessions include five minutes for check in & initial consultation as well as time to undress. For example, a 60-minute custom massage session will consist of five minutes for initial consultation and undressing, 50-minutes of a hands-on custom massage and five minutes for redressing and recommendations.

Session Cost:

60 minutes is $100

**Get a package of 3 massages for $270 (only $90 each)**