How Prenatal Massage Benefits Both Mom and Baby - Utopia Salon and Spa

How Prenatal Massage Benefits Both Mom and Baby

09 15, 2021

Of all the stages in a woman’s life, pregnancy is one of the most exciting. And while it is a joyous and wonderful time, it is also a stressful time. Worries and fears about giving birth and parenthood, aches and pains from all the physical changes, and many other things can sometimes steal the joy of this precious time. That’s why we offer Prenatal Massages at Utopia Salon and Spa. So we can help both mother and baby have a healthier and more enjoyable pregnancy. Let’s take a look at a few of the benefits now.

Stress, Hormones, and Sleep

Some studies have shown a Massage every other week can help to decrease the levels of stress-related hormones. These effects can be seen in as few as five weeks, and their reduction can contribute to better cardiovascular health. Mood regulating hormones can also see a boost, meaning less depression and better mental health. Improved sleep is another benefit of regular Massages that improves overall health. The relaxation and hormone regulation Prenatal Massage provides is attributed to relieving insomnia and improving sleep quality. 

Swelling and Leg Cramps

Your circulatory system has to do double duty during pregnancy. At times it can become overwhelmed which leads to a buildup of fluids and toxins in the tissues. The results are swelling and leg cramps. Massage can help to release these trapped fluids and gets the circulatory system moving more efficiently to remove excess fluids, reduce swelling, and flush the cramp-causing toxins from your system. 


Pregnancy almost inevitably comes with its unique set of aches and pains. As your weight increases and the center of gravity shifts with your growing uterus, more stress is placed on your lower back and hips creating massive amounts of muscle tension. Added breast weight can cause tension in the neck and shoulder and coupled with hormone changes, this means that headaches are a common complaint. Prenatal Massage will relieve the tension and ease the pain without the use of drugs, and avoiding medications during pregnancy whenever possible is always a good idea.

Labor and Beyond

Prenatal Massage has also been associated with decreased pain during labor and delivery resulting in the use of less pain medication. When the mother is relaxed labor progresses more quickly and easily without the need for as many interventions. The results are a more pleasant birth with fewer complications for both mother and baby both during delivery and after birth.

Our professionally trained Massage Therapists at Utopia Salon and Spa possess the experience and skills to safely and effectively address the unique needs of expectant mothers. As with any treatment or procedure, consult your Prenatal Healthcare Provider to be sure Prenatal Massage is right for you and then give us a call at 856-794-9200 or use our free mobile app available from iTunes or Google Play to schedule your prenatal massage appointment today. We look forward to serving you at 510 North East Avenue in Vineland, New Jersey.


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