Massage therapy is an ancient technique that has been used over the years for health purposes such as reducing stress and muscle pain. Today, massage therapy is gaining popularity in many ways including for pregnant women. While prenatal massage can be beneficial to pregnant women as it is considered complementary during the period, it is important to know that the therapy is usually safe after the first three months.

Also, it is advised to consult your gynecologist before processing the prenatal massage as there might be some pregnancy complications that may make the massage risky. Some of the complications may include diabetes, preeclampsia, blood clots, and increased risk of preterm labor, abdominal pain, and bleeding. This is why it is important to work with a reputable massage establishment in Edmonton for professional therapy sessions. We at AH Massage And Acupuncture have well-trained, certified, and experienced therapists, who know which techniques are safe to apply and which body areas to avoid. Continuing on the subject in this blog, we take a look at the benefits of prenatal massage in Edmonton.

Relief Nerve Pain

Generally, women suffer from sciatic nerve pain late in pregnancy, this is because the uterus applies pressure on the muscles in the pelvic floor and lowers the back. This makes the pressure spread to the leg resulting in swelling. When the legs start to swell the pressure is applied to the nerves, especially the sciatic nerve. While inflamed sciatic nerves result in pain shooting down the legs, prenatal massage therapy can help in releasing the tension on the muscles resulting in reduced inflammation of the nerves.

Reduce Stress

At AH Massage and Acupuncture, we perform prenatal massage therapy to help pregnant women to boost their mood and mental well-being. This is because our therapists are aware of how pregnant women who receive weekly massage sessions had reduced levels of the stress hormone cortisol. This is because prenatal massage therapy increases the levels of the ‘feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine.

Fight insomnia

Pregnant women may find it difficult to have a comfortable sleep and this can be caused by many issues including stress, anxiety, and physical discomfort. Our therapists at AH Massage and Acupuncture use prenatal massage to support the release of serotonin, a hormone responsible for deeper sleep and boosting sleep quality.

Improved circulation

Our trained therapists at AH Massage and Acupuncture know the techniques to apply strokes of a prenatal massage to activate the nervous system. This will make the blood circulate more freely resulting in enhanced circulation that will eventually improve the oxygen in the blood, heart, and arteries.


If you are looking to relieve pain and stress during pregnancy, prenatal massage treatment in locations such as Edmonton can be a great option. Consulting reputable and reliable acupuncture and massage center in Edmonton can be helpful. AH Acupuncture and Massage offer reliable massage services to residents of Edmonton. We offer one of the best prenatal massage therapy in Edmonton and surrounding areas. Call us at 780 456-6999 or 780-435-5312 so that we can help you.

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