Prenatal Massage :


What is prenatal massage?


It is common for mommies-to-be to experience discomfort and general lethargy as the baby grows. Tanamera Prenatal massage is a gentle and noninvasive approach that focuses on the needs of the mother to be. 


Apart from relieving  the aches and pains of pregnancy, prenatal massage also nurtures and gives emotional support to mommies to be.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Pain Relief


As the abdomen grows outward, posture changes to realign the center of gravity over the hips. For some people, the stress on the joints and muscles results in low back, pelvic, neck, shoulder, or sciatic nerve pain. Professional prenatal massage therapy can relieve these aches. Research shows it is effective for leg and back pain during pregnancy.

Reduced Swelling


Some swelling, or edema, is also normal during pregnancy. The fluid buildup tends to be more pronounced in the legs, ankles, and feet because the growing uterus puts pressure on the veins in the legs. Massage may help to reduce fluid buildup.

Better Sleep


Difficulty sleeping is common during all stages of pregnancy, thanks to physical discomfort as well as stress and anxiety. Massage may help improve sleep quality and insomnia during pregnancy.

Relaxation and Stress Reduction


Prenatal massage is also used to boost mood and enhance overall well-being.

Additional research shows that prenatal massage can reduce feelings of depression and anxiety.

How does prenatal massage differ from normal massages?


A pregnant mommy’s body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage for the comfort and safety of the mother and growing baby. 

During a prenatal massage, you will usually be positioned by be lying on your side rather than on your stomach or back. This is particularly important during the later stages of pregnancy. Pillows, bolsters, or paddings may be used to support your back, knees, and/or feet. Alternatively, your massage therapist may suggest that you sit upright or in a semi-reclining position.


While the massage therapist may use deeper pressure in certain areas distant from your belly like your shoulders, the overall pressure may be much lighter than what you are used to. 


Prenatal massage by Trimester

First Trimester

  • Body goes through extensive hormonal changes
  • Tiredness, nausea, sleep disturbance, mood swings & anxiety


Prenatal massage helps with :

  • Supporting the healthy growth of embryo
  • Stabilizing hormones
  • Reducing anxiety & nausea
  • Increasing energy level
  • Enhancing self-awareness

Second Trimester

  • Energy levels will improve & nausea substantially decrease




Prenatal massage helps with :

  • Helps to increase blood flow
  • Reducing headache
  • Decreasing the appearance of varicose veins
  • Alleviating backache & soreness
  • Helping to balance digestive system

Third Trimester

  • Physically uncomfortable. The body is getting bigger & most of baby’s physiological growing occurs.



Prenatal massage helps with :

  • Ease the symptoms of restless legs
  • Relieve lower back & hip issues
  • Improve lymph flow
  • Reduce swelling in hand & feet