Pregnancy can be incredibly physically, mentally, and emotionally taxing. Prenatal massage is a safe option to relieve many common discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as muscle and joint pain, headaches, loss of sleep, erratic hormone levels, stress and anxiety, sciatic nerve compression, and low back or hip pain. Gentle strokes promote movement of lymphatic fluid and increase blood flow to alleviate swelling in the extremities and improve fatigue. Modifications are made as your pregnancy progresses to ensure the wellbeing of you and baby. If your pregnancy is high-risk, speak to your OBGYN or midwife to get clearance before receiving prenatal treatment. Andrea Pazda, LMT and Jacqueline Zimmer, LMT are our prenatal massage therapists.