Prenatal Thai Massage is a healing system that nourishes moms-to-be as their bodies prepare for childbirth. The rhythmic movements help to decrease physical and emotional stress. It has often been reported that mobility is improved and a more restful night’s sleep.

So, what is Prenatal Thai Massage?

Prenatal Thai Massage techniques differ in that they are a gentle combination of yoga-like stretching with compression of the muscles and energy lines. It includes gentle forearm rolling, thumb pressure and joint movement. A pregnant mom can receive her massage side-lying, seated or sitting positions. While there are believed to be 72,000+ energy lines in the body, Thai massage focuses on the ten main energy lines with the intention to free stagnation of “lom” which translates to “wind.” When lom is not flowing freely, dis-ease can be present.

Prenatal massage has been an integral part in aiding pregnancy for centuries.  The most common reason women get massages during pregnancy is because the body is ever changing.  Expansion from the uterus adds more weight which puts pressure on the back.  As the body shifts, the center of gravity changes putting tension on the neck, traps, thoracic, and low back.  Prenatal Thai Massage incorporates the stretching technique of Thai massage and the lymphatic drainage technique of prenatal massage.  Lymphatic drainage technique is used in prenatal massage to increase lymph circulation which helps to minimize swelling.

Massage is a powerful tool used to elevate the mood to prepare the woman physically, emotionally, and mentally for the changes during pregnancy and ultimately for labor.