Prenatal massage is a form of massage practiced on pregnant women to help ease some of the uncomfortable symptoms of their condition. Massage therapists trained in prenatal massage also study labor massage and massage for new mothers during postpartum.
Because of the emotional elements of pregnancy, it is important for prenatal massage therapists to understand how to use touch to soothe the client. Massage is an excellent way to reduce stress. It helps clients increase their body awareness, adjusting to the change in the center of gravity that occurs in the later months. Being more confident and comfortable in her own body helps a woman have an easier pregnancy.