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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Nothing compares with the professional massage I received from Liz Yerkes. Her kind manner and her professional skills make for an experience that is not only therapeutic, but incredibly enjoyable and relaxing. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to be in "good hands".

Susan, Longboat Key

We've been clients of Liz for over ten years now. Previously we'd used a series of massage therapists over the last 40 years. None have come close to the satisfaction provided by Liz. We think of her weekly visit as a "system reset" that is a vital part of our busy lives.

Liz's pursuit of both anatomical knowledge and therapeutic advancements place her WAY beyond the "masseuse" category.

Richard, Florida

I have lived with Tinnitus for more than 30 years. The noise in my ears never went away - at night the sounds became louder. After several visits to doctors over the years, I pretty well had given up.

Ms. Liz Yerkes suggested I visit her for possible treatment. She used her fingers in my mouth to push on certain areas and massaged other areas on my neck and back. After a few treatments, I now have my life back!

Delores, Florida