Pregnancy is both a wonderful and a trying time. You are creating a new human life, which takes a lot of work, extra resources and nutrients. It is common to experience weight gain and water retention as your body stores more nutrients to be used during the pregnancy, delivery, and post-partum. Unfortunately, this weight gain often results in muscle and joint pain.
With prenatal massage therapy, you can find relief from the pain and take a few moments to relax and take a break from getting everything ready to welcome your new baby.
At South Philly Wellness, we provide an hour of body autonomy as a loving and healing massage experience for pregnant people in Philadelphia.
Muscle and joint pain are completely normal parts of pregnancy, but that doesn’t make them any less unpleasant. One of the hormones released during pregnancy is relaxin, which is used to relax muscles and loosen ligaments in preparation for childbirth. Unfortunately, loose joints can also lead to pain and mobility issues.
Weight gain also contributes to muscle and joint pain because your body needs to quickly adjust to more weight than usual and a shifting center of gravity as the baby grows.
Prenatal massage is one of the best ways to find relief from the common aches and pains of pregnancy. Massage can help relieve pain and stiffness caused by swelling joints, weight gain, and water retention.
The stress of preparing for your new baby may also be contributing to muscle tension. A massage is just as beneficial for your mental and emotional state as it is for your physical state because it gives you a chance to lie down and be taken care of, rather than worrying about the next item on your to-do list.
Come to SPW for a professional prenatal massage. Our relaxing, welcoming practice will help you find relief from your stressors, and Prenatal Massage Specialist Jennifer June is glad to help you feel your best throughout this exciting phase of your life.
Call 215.301.3072 today to schedule an appointment for prenatal massage in Philadelphia.