Prenatal Massage

Massage Therapy Services in Bloor West


At West End Women’s Health, we offer many forms of massage therapy suited to your needs. Our experienced registered massage therapists can offer the correct treatment for your health goals. So whether you are looking for pain relief, lympathic drainage or pregnancy massage, experience the benefits of massage from one of our registered therapists.

What is Prenatal Massage?

Adapted for the anatomical changes you go through during pregnancy prenatal massage can be calming, relaxing and therapueutic for mom-to-be. In a traditional massage, you might spend half the time lying face-down on your stomach (which is not possible with a baby belly) and half the time facing up (a position that puts pressure on a major blood vessel that can disrupt blood flow to your baby and leave you feeling nauseous).

Our trained massage therapists make accommodations with special cushioning systems or holes that allow you to lie face down safely, while providing room for your growing belly and breasts.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve:

  • Insomnia
  • Joint pain
  • Neck and back pain
  • Leg cramping
  • Sciatica
  • Swelling in your hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn’t a result of preeclampsia)
  • Carpal tunnel pain
  • Headaches and sinus congestion

Can Pregnancy Women Get Massages?

Despite myths you might have heard, there’s is no magic eject button that will accidentally disrupt your pregnancy, and there isn’t much solid scientific proof that specific types of massage can have an effect one way or the other.

Some massage therapists avoid certain pressure points, including the one between the anklebone and heel, because of concern that it may trigger contractions, but the evidence on whether massage actually can kickstart labor is inconclusive (to nonexistent).

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