New science shows just how beneficial prenatal massages are for both mom and baby during pregnancy!

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The benefits of prenatal massage have been explored by experts for years, and recent information has shown just how advantageous the relaxing treatments can be for women who are pregnant. In fact, according to the American Pregnancy Association, “Modern investigation and research is proving that prenatal massage therapy can be a very instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care.”

While science has generally debunked prior ambivalence toward prenatal massage, evidence supporting the benefits continues to grow. “Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health,” the APA explains.

But the perks of prenatal massage don’t stop there, and sessions have been shown to alleviate a multitude of common pregnancy ailments. For instance, swelling of the joints during pregnancy, called edema, has been shown to be improved by prenatal massages because it stimulates soft tissues and promotes circulation. Sciatic nerve pain is another common pregnancy malady, which is a result of the pressure of the uterus causing swelling on nearby muscles. Prenatal massage can effectively target these inflamed muscles, offering almost immediate relief from sciatic nerve pain.

The APA recommends consulting your pregnancy physician before beginning a prenatal massage program. Once approved, it is equally important to ensure that your services are administered by a certified prenatal massage therapist, available at top-notch spas like Elements Massage. Therapists at Elements Massage’s widespread locations are trained to work with expecting moms during the various stages of pregnancy to ensure the most therapeutic experience possible.

If you’re a mother-to-be, treat yourself to a prenatal massage during Spa Week, from April 21-27, for just $50! There are Elements Massage locations across the country, where you can rest assured that you’ll be in good hands. Not pregnant? Elements Massage has still got you covered with a wide-range of their signature massage services. Find a location near you and book your appointment today!

Arizona

Elements Massage – Chandler Village

  • Choice of Prenatal Massage or Sports Massage
  • Signature Relaxation/Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage

Elements Massage – Gilbert

  • Choice of Therapeutic Prenatal Massage or Therapeutic Sports Massage
  • Signature Therapeutic Swedish Massage
  • Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

Elements Massage – Peoria Arrowhead

  • Choice of Therapeutic Prenatal Massage or Therapeutic Sports Massage
  • Signature Therapeutic Swedish Massage
  • Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

Elements Massage – Scottsdale Fountain Hills

  • Choice of Therapeutic Prenatal Massage or Therapeutic Sports Massage
  • Signature Therapeutic Swedish Massage
  • Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage

Elements Massage – Scottsdale Promenade

  • Choice of Prenatal Massage or Sports Massage
  • Signature Relaxation/Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage

Florida

Elements Massage – Pinecrest

  • Choice of Therapeutic Prenatal Massage or Sports Massage
  • Therapeutic Swedish Relaxation Massage
  • Hot Stone Full Body Massage

Illinois

Elements Massage – Western Springs

  • Hot Stone Full Body Massage
  • 80 Min Whole Body Massage

Massachusetts

Elements Massage – Medford

  • Choice of Therapeutic Prenatal Massage or Sports Massage
  • Therapeutic Swedish Relaxation Massage
  • Hot Stone Full Body Massage

Nevada

Elements Massage – Summerlin

  • 80 Min Massage Session

There are even more prenatal massages and other luxurious treatments being offered for just $50 during Spa Week! Head over to SpaWeek.com to book your appointment today!

Noelle Chehab is the Junior Editor of Spa Week Daily. 

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