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Prenatal Massage Therapy

May 10th, 2011


Prenatal Massges

Experts agree that massages are possibly one of the most soothing things one can take benefit from. In the long term plan of things a massage will go a long way in the physical and mental health of the person and the mental constancy of others. Each person should be able to take benefit of a massage, even pregnant soon-to-be mothers. It is particularly significant for them because during the pregnancy progression there are times of aches and pains that occur during the pregnancy. A pregnancy massage works enormously well in spite of the trimester these soon-to-be mothers are in for a relaxing experience.

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Experts agree that the extra weight that pregnant woman have to carry creates many changes to their bodies.  Prenatal massage therapy can help battle effects of the amplified pressure on different parts of their body. This pressure can have an effect on your back, shoulders, neck, and the abdominal muscles. But pregnant women everywhere are singing the praises of prenatal massage therapy to offer some needed relief.

Eager pregnant mothers have a different center of gravity and because of this different parts of the body will certainly ache. Having tender body parts all through the pregnancy is not a good thing because it can become unbearable.  Beyond the aches and pains that are eliminated because of a pregnancy massage, expecting women can get pleasure from feeling good physically right through the extent of their pregnancy. There are several types of massages that are available for a variety of clients and their specific needs.

Most experts agree that prenatal massage therapy can be very helpful for the duration of the pregnancy and ought to be considered a vital part of a prenatal health plan. Despite the fact that most massage training schools teach massage therapy for pregnant women, take the time to find a massage therapist who is trained in prenatal massages.

By means of programs particularly intended for the different stages in the pregnancy cycle, a prenatal massage can alleviate uneasiness where you need it and when you need it.

Other styles of  massage include

  1. Deep tissue massage is beneficial for athletes for the release of tight muscles.
  2. Trigger point massage utilizes ischemic compression of individual areas of hypersensitivity in muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia. These trigger points are defined by their referral of pain to distant locations in muscles, connective tissues and organs.
  3. Swedish massage promotes relaxation, eases muscle tension and creates other health benefits. It can be slow and gentle or vigorous and bracing, depending on what the therapist wants to achieve.
  4. Sports Massage uses techniques that are similar to Swedish and deep tissue, but are specially adapted to deal with the effects
  5. Reflexology Massages relieves tension by finger pressure; based on the belief that there are reflex points on the feet, hands, and head that are connected to every part of the body.
  6. Hot Stone Massage uses stones, sometimes heated, to massage the body. The hardness of the stones allows the therapist to address specific problem areas with more detailed work or deeper pressure. Basalt stones of various sizes, shapes and weights are used throughout and heated in water.
  7. Chair Massage is ergonomically designed for positioning a person who will be receiving a massage, similar in function to a massage table.
  8. Prenatal Massage relaxes tense muscles, eases sore spots, improves circulation and mobility, and just makes you feel good.
  9. Full Body Massage relives anxiety and provides total relaxation to mind, body and spirit.
  10. Table Massage is used by massage therapists to position the client to receive a massage. Most are manufactured with client comfort and therapist ergonomics in mind.


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This information is not meant   to replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care provider because of something you have read on Sports Essence.com.   Always speak with your doctor or health care professional before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your health care plan or treatment and to determine what course of therapy is right for you.


A graduate of the Massage Therapy Program at Houston Community College of Health Science located in the Houston Medical Center Lupe Zavala is a licensed massage therapist that will be able to offer personalized massage therapy, deep tissue massage therapy, sports massage therapy or Swedish massage therapy to residents of the  Katy, Spring, Cypress, River Oaks,  Texas and surrounding areas including these zip codes 77065, 77095, 77007, 77449, 77094, 77079, 77084, 77041, 77040, 77064, 77065.