Our massage therapists at Elite Wellness in Ashburn, Virginia provide some of the best prenatal massages in all of the Washington D.C. area. Our therapists are licensed and understand the unique needs of the pregnant client. We have a special pillow that will allow you to lay face down throughout the duration of your prenatal massage to maximize comfort and to take pressure off of your lower back. The prenatal massage we offer here at Elite Wellness will help with swelling and back pain. Prenatal massage is known to be extremely beneficial during second and third trimesters of pregnancy to help with any pain or discomfort.
Research shows prenatal massage therapy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Studies have shown that hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered when prenatal massage is introduced to women’s prenatal care. This leads to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health. In women who received bi-weekly massages for only five weeks, hormones such as norepinephrine and cortisol (hormones associated with stress) were reduced, and dopamine and serotonin levels were increased (low levels of these hormones are associated with depression.