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Pre-Natal Massage Columbus | Akossage Healing Center

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“Will this pain ever go away? When will I ever feel whole again? I can barely move with this pain in my lower back!”  Check the many BENEFITS of Pre-natal Massage Here


These are the troubles that come with the blessing of pregnancy: Pain in the lower back, Stress upon the neck and shoulders, Arms and legs that just won’t stop aching. 


Your therapist at Akossage understands all the pains and emotions that come with pregnancy – and also knows how to help. 


Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage ­– to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly. 

It is difficult for most women to lie face down on the table because of their tender, swollen breasts. And it makes it even more difficult when your belly begins to grow! Of course it’s also not a good idea to be massaged on your back either, but your therapist might have you lie on your back for a short time to stretch you – yes, stretch those tight, contracted muscles.


Carrying a baby inside changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that 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 you've got an aching lower back.


For these reasons, you will be placed on your side with the use of pillows. Special kneading on your muscles will be utilized to bring about a feeling of balance and cleansing. You will find that massage will help your stiff, lower back, neck and shoulders, arms and legs.  If you are having chronic headaches, you will find needed relief. Your stress may decrease and you may find yourself sleeping much better from the euphoria of relaxation.  


Yes, your therapist understands better than you know, having a child herself and experiencing every pain you yourself are having. It’s time to help your body relax and heal. 


If you are ready to find healing, call Akossage at 614-309-6028 today.

prenatal benefits

Benefits of Pre-Natal Massage

  • Reduces Stress Levels and fatigue levels

  • Eases back & foot pain caused by changes in posture

  • Reduces pelvic/hip pain

  • Improves digestion

  • Improves circulation

  • Reduces swelling of feet, ankles, and arms - this is a common problem in pregnancy, because fluid builds up in the extremities. Massage increases the circulation of blood and lymph helping to carry the excess fluids from the extremities and thereby decreasing the swelling

  • Improves skin elasticity, reducing stretch marks

  • Can alleviate the stress on weight-bearing joints - the extra weight gain of a growing baby, puts added stress on a woman’s knees, ankles and hips. Massaging around the joints can help relieve any joint pain. The extra weight gain changes the alignment of the muscles in the body and causes pain, and massage can help realign the body, thereby reducing the pain

  • Promotes relaxation and deep breathing - this will help a woman to learn relaxation skills for labor

  • Relieves aches and pains in muscles and joints - massage soothes and relaxes the muscles and brain, and causes you to experience less muscle tension and pain. Helps with circulatory support to reduce the possibility of problems with swelling, varicose veins, leg cramps, and blood clots

  • Helps with back pain during pregnancy, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited

  • Increase blood circulation and allows the expectant mother to relax

  • Pregnancy can often be a stressful time emotionally, and stress can negatively affect the health of the mother and the unborn baby. Prenatal Massage can help to control stress. When stressed, your body release a hormone called Cortisol . Massage therapy can help to lower the amount of cortisol in the blood and raise the amount of the “feel good” hormone dopamine

  • Relieves insomnia - all of the changes to your body during pregnancy can often make it difficult to find a comfortable position to sleep in, to get a good night’s sleep. Massage therapy helps to soothe the nervous system and helps you to fall asleep easier

  • Reduces anxiety and depression - Anxiety and depression are common during pregnancy. Massage increases the secretion of dopamine and serotonin which helps to ease depression and calm anxiety levels

  • Relieves the symptoms of pregnancy induced carpal tunnel syndrome- pregnant women are at higher risk of carpal tunnel syndrome, and massage can help release the pressure on the nerve that causes carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Provides emotional support to the pregnant woman - massage therapy can help release emotional tension

  • Eases pressure on the sciatic nerve

  • Can help the body prepare for delivery

  • Can help with natural induction

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