Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage

The Benefits of Prenatal Massage at Birmingham Wellness Massage

Although expectant mothers love showing off their baby bump, one thing they do not appreciate is the chronic aches and pains that can last well after the baby is born. Pregnancy puts a great deal of pressure on the back, neck, shoulders, and abdominal muscles as mothers-to-be gain weight and change their posture as the baby grows.

Our prenatal massage helps relax the body and reduces stress, increases oxygen levels in the blood, decreases toxins in the muscles, and improves flexibility and circulation. It can also relieve many of the discomforts common to pregnancy, including back aches, still neck, leg cramps, headaches, and swelling, as well as alleviate depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

Because many women find it uncomfortable to lie on their stomach during a massage, our therapist will help you into a comfortable position on your side, supported by soft cushions to alleviate strain on the back and pelvic areas during the massage. Depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy, techniques such as reflexology, Swedish massage, or specific techniques to focus on your problem areas may be used.

Pregnancy is a time of joy, anticipation, and profound changes in a woman’s body.  With the soothing touch of our skilled massage therapists, we can elevate this experience through the benefits of prenatal massage. This specialized form of bodywork is tailored to the unique needs of expectant mothers, offering a safe haven for both relaxation and therapeutic relief. The gentle, customized session intends to alleviate the common discomforts associated with pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, and swelling. Our massage therapists are proficient in determining the appropriate pressure and areas to focus on, ensuring a comfortable and exciting experience.

The service goes beyond the physical benefits. As a relaxing massage aimed at expectant mothers, it promotes emotional well-being by easing stress and tension, which is vital during this significant life event. Engaging in regular prenatal massage can offer a timeout from life and provide an opportunity for mothers-to-be to connect with their changing bodies. It’s a nurturing journey that complements the natural process of pregnancy, enhancing the bond between mother and child.

Our team is committed to delivering massage therapy that supports the health and happiness of both mother and child. We take pride in our ability to craft a safe, environment where future moms can unwind and reap the countless benefits of this specialized massage. With each session, we aim to provide a safe area that helps in managing the aches and pains of pregnancy while fostering a sense of peace and rejuvenation.

Our Prenatal Massage Prices

60 Minutes


90 Minutes


Explore Our Prenatal Massage Packages

Discover the ultimate wellness experience with our prenatal massage packages. Crafted to align with your specific health objectives, each package provides a series of sessions at a price that promotes long-term well-being. Select the ideal plan for you and start your journey toward rejuvenation and harmony. To purchase a package, call our Hoover, Homewood, or Greystone office.

60 Minutes

Package of 4


60 Minutes

Package of 7


90 Minutes

Package of 4


90 Minutes

Package of 7


Relaxation for Expecting Mothers

Finding ways to alleviate the physical and emotional strain that comes with pregnancy is essential for expecting people, and prenatal massage offers the perfect form of relaxation. Residents of Hoover, Homewood, and Greystone are fortunate to have skilled professionals at Birmingham Wellness Massage, where prenatal care and attention to relaxation are unparalleled.

During pregnancy, the body undergoes incredible changes—changes that can benefit greatly from a gentler, yet effective body massage. Our prenatal massage offers an oasis of tranquility where expecting mothers can unwind. Our treatment is designed not just for relaxation but also to support the well-being of both mother and baby. It’s a care that extends beyond the massage table, contributing to a smoother pregnancy.

Comfort for Pregnant Clients

During pregnancy, it can become increasingly challenging for expectant mothers to find a comfortable position for a massage, particularly when lying on their stomachs. Our top priority is your comfort and well-being, which is why our skilled therapists are trained to cater to the unique needs of pregnant clients. We understand that you may not be able to lie on your stomach comfortably, and that’s perfectly normal.

To ensure your comfort, our therapists will guide you into a side-lying position. They use specially designed soft cushions and bolsters to support your body, reducing any strain on your back and pelvic area during the massage. This position is not only comfortable but also safe for both you and your baby. Our goal is to create a nurturing and relaxing environment where you can fully enjoy the benefits of a prenatal massage without any discomfort.

Tailored Techniques for Each Stage

Pregnancy is a journey filled with changes, and each stage brings its own set of physical challenges and discomforts. That’s why our prenatal massages are not one-size-fits-all. The techniques used during your massage session will be tailored to your specific needs and the stage of your pregnancy.

In the earlier stages, when you may experience morning sickness or fatigue, our therapists may incorporate soothing techniques like reflexology to alleviate nausea and promote relaxation. As your pregnancy progresses and you face issues such as swelling, muscle tension, or back pain, our therapists may utilize Swedish massage techniques to improve circulation and reduce discomfort. We also offer specific massage techniques that target your areas of concern, ensuring that you receive the most effective and beneficial treatment.

Ultimately, our prenatal massages are designed to provide you with a safe and nurturing experience that addresses your physical discomforts and promotes overall well-being during this special time in your life. We understand that pregnancy comes with its joys and challenges, and we are here to support you every step of the way on your path to a healthy and comfortable pregnancy journey.

Is Prenatal Massage Right For Me?

The Mellow Mama Massage is best for women with normal, low-risk pregnancies. If you have had any of the following conditions, consult your doctor or midwife before beginning massage therapy.

How Frequently Should You Get Prenatal Massages?

The frequency of prenatal massages can vary depending on the individual needs and preferences of the expectant mother. While there is no one-size-fits-all answer, here are some general guidelines to consider when determining how often to get prenatal massages during pregnancy:

First Trimester: During the first trimester, many women may experience morning sickness and fatigue. Prenatal massages can still be beneficial for relaxation and stress relief, but they are less likely to address specific pregnancy-related discomforts at this stage. Consider scheduling occasional sessions as needed for relaxation.

Second Trimester: The second trimester is often considered the ideal time for regular prenatal massages. Many expectant mothers choose to receive massages every 2-4 weeks during this trimester to promote overall comfort and well-being.

Third Trimester: In the third trimester, as the baby grows and the body undergoes more significant changes, some pregnant women may experience increased discomfort, including back pain and swelling. Weekly or bi-weekly prenatal massages can be particularly beneficial during this stage to address these discomforts and promote relaxation.

Late Third Trimester: As the due date approaches, some expectant mothers may choose to schedule more frequent massages, even up to twice a week, to alleviate the physical stress of late pregnancy and prepare the body for labor and delivery. These sessions often focus on pain relief and relaxation.

It’s essential to communicate with a qualified prenatal massage therapist who can assess your specific needs and adjust the frequency accordingly. The therapist will consider factors such as your overall health, the progression of your pregnancy, and any specific discomforts you may be experiencing.

In the realm of wellness and self-care, we provide a transformative and rejuvenating experience. Our commitment to excellence, backed by a team of skilled and certified therapists, ensures that your journey to relaxation, healing, and rejuvenation is both safe and enriching. At Birmingham Wellness Massage, we prioritize your well-being above all else, offering a diverse range of massage therapies, including prenatal massages. With a focus on comfort, privacy, and specialized techniques, we create an oasis of tranquility where you can find relief from discomfort, stress, and anxiety.

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