Prenatal Massage

There are several benefits to prenatal massage that can improve the overall experience and outcome of your pregnancy. Some of the benefits include:

Reduction of swelling

Swelling of the joints during pregnancy is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus. Massage can help to stimulate soft tissues and reduce the collection of fluids in swollen joints, which can also improve the removal of tissue waste that is transported by the body's lymph system.

Improvement of nerve pain

Nerve pain can be experienced by women in late pregnancy as the uterus will rest more and more on muscles of the lower back and pelvic floor. This pressure can spread tension to leg muscles, causing them to swell and pressure nearby nerves. Massage addresses the nerves by releasing the tension on nearby muscles which can significantly reduce pain.

Other potential benefits of prenatal massage:

  • Reduced back pain
  • Reduced joint pain
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced edema
  • Reduced muscle tension and headaches
  • Reduced stress and anxiety
  • Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
  • Better sleep

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Liz is professional, skillful and personable and her massages never fail to leave me relaxed and free from pain.

Larry, Washington DC

I am in the restaurant business and spend a lot of time on my feet. Because of the long hours and my advancing middle age starting to take its toll, massage was recommended to me for both stress reduction and my various aches and pains. I found Mary Tamez initially at another massage place en route to my business.

After a few great visits I can't tell you how thrilled I was that Mary was joining forces with Liz Yerkes at a new venture right above our Lazy Lobster restaurant on Longboat Key. The place is great! The atmosphere is adjustable from open airy with a "massage in the trees" effect or quite and secluded with the drapes drawn.

Mary's calm and friendly personality makes you feel at ease the moment you arrive, and the massage session is so relaxing and healing I always leave the cozy setting feeling 100% better and looking forward to my next session! Mary is the best therapist I've ever experienced-- she gets to know you and caters her style and technique to your preferences. She is caring, compassionate and clearly experienced in massage. I give her the highest recommendation. Liz enjoys an equally outstanding reputation as well.

Michael, Longboat Key

I recently had a Body Scrub with Ellen Cross. While the Scrub itself was fantastic, Ellen's professionalism, experience and intuitive response added immensely to the benefits - including relief from chronic pain. I felt totally relaxed, rejuvenated and very grateful to have been on her table! Highly recommended!

Deidre, Longboat Key