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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Your great massage technique cured my very stiff neck that hurt for so long. It did what the physical therapy could not do.

Now that my neck is better I continue to have your massages because with your expertise, there's always some spot needing attention.

My family insists on appointments with you when they visit. Thanks for your dedication.

Esther, 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

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