Prenatal massage, or pregnancy massage, shares many of the goals of Swedish Massage. It helps to relax tense muscles, ease aches and pains, improve blood circulation and mobility, and just helps you feel good overall. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and the changes taking place within their bodies. Therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly to provide relief throughout their clients' pregnancy.
Pregnancy changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments by releasing a horomone called "relaxin", so your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may find that you have an aching back. Corey Proffitt provides prenatal massage in Lexington, KY after your first trimester to help you remain healthy and minimize aches and pains during your pregnancy.