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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy (Prenatal) Massage

A blend of relaxation and deep tissue work

May include low back pain and sciatic nerve pain treatment

 

"Pregnancy was hard on me. I suffered from Sciatic nerve pain and had several health issues during pregnancy. My husband, an Internal Medicine doctor, recommended massage and had heard of Tracy Wilson's excellent reputation in health coaching and massage. He sent me to her and I was able to get so much relief. We have continued using her, my husband and I, over the years and have sent many friends, family and patients to her. She is someone we feel very comfortable in recommending to people we care about."

-Sarah Dennis Scott

"I was diagnosed early on with a high-risk pregnancy.  Tracy was one of the reasons I pulled through with a healthy baby!  My regular visits to her increased my energy, and I never had any trouble with fluid retention.  My doctor was amazed.  I highly recommend you do yourself and your baby a favor by seeing Tracy."

- D. Carey

"Tracy is a true healer. There are many massage therapists, but very few have the gift of healing touch and spiritual balancing that Tracy brings to all of her work. She also has a depth of knowledge, experience as an instructor at the college level, and is truly interested in optimal health for any and all clients."

 -Pat Atkinson

 

This is a great and much appreciated gift for

baby showers, birthdays, Christmas or

just because you care!

 

BENEFITS OF PRENATAL MASSAGE (massage during pregnancy). 

Good health: It's not just about you anymore, it's about the two of you!

Studies show a reduction of anxiety, decreased symptoms of depression, relief from muscle aches and pains and improved labor outcomes are just some of the benefits from regular massage.  Swedish massage will help with many of the common discomforts associated with skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy. 

Hormones.  In the past 10 years there have been several studies that show women who got bi-weekly massages for only 5 weeks showed lower stress hormones (cortisol) and higher serotonin levels (feel good hormones).  These changes in hormone levels led to fewer complications during birth and fewer instances of newborn complications.

Edema (swelling/fluid retention).  It is caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on major blood vessels.  Massage helps to reduce swelling by increasing circulation.

Reduced Nerve Pain.  Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women during pregnancy.  Massage therapy can address the inflamed nerves by relaxing the muscles surrounding them.

Come get a massage and experience...

  • Reduced shoulder, neck and back pain
  • Reduced joint pain and improved range of motion
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced Edema (swelling)
  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches
  • Reduced Stress and Anxiety
  • Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
  • Better Sleep

 

Come and be supported in health at this very important time of your life.

"I have worked with many mothers to be in the 15 years that I have been a licensed massage therapist here in Murfreesboro.  I use several pillows and pregnancy wedges and perform the massage in side lying position to make the massage a comfortable and relaxing experience.  This work is great for relieving sacro iliac pain, sciatic nerve pain, tight hips, shoulders, back and neck pain.  I mix relaxation with therapy work for an hour of stress relief. Yummy, relaxing deep heat packs and aromatherapy are always available with any massage. 

Many clients come to me bi weekly or monthly during this special time in their lives.  Massage is recommended for stress and pain management before, during and after pregnancy!"     -Tracy Wilson, LMT, CHC

 

It is always wise to consult your health care provider before beginning any new health regimen.   Massage can be given at any point during the healthy pregnancy. 

Women with the following conditions should speak with a health care provider prior to receiving a massage:

  • High risk pregnancy
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH)
  • Preeclampsia
  • Previous pre-term labor
  • Experiencing severe swelling, high blood pressure, or sudden, severe headaches
  • Recently gave birth

Much of this information was taken from the American Pregnancy Association Website.  You can learn more about prenatal massage at www.americanpregnancy.org