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Natural Awakenings Coastal Carolinas

Pre-Natal Massage for Mothers and Babies

While a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes numerous changes physically as well as physiologically and spiritually. The physical changes can cause stress and or discomfort to the mother. “Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promotes a sense of well-being,” comments Jennifer Uhler, NCBTMB & LMT, and owner of The Healer’s Hands, in Murrells Inlet.

Prenatal massage can include anything from a full-body Swedish massage to light massage work that might include other modalities such as circulatory work, reflexology or cranial sacral therapy. It is best to seek out a therapist that is certified in pregnancy massage because it is important to know and understand what is and is not safe for the mother and her baby as well as having knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman.

Some of the many benefits of prenatal massage include emotional support and nurturing touch; relaxation and self-awareness; pain relief on weight-bearing joints, pelvis and lower back, hip and neck; preparation of the muscles and joints used during childbirth; reduced swelling in hands and feet; reduced sciatic pain; fewer calf cramps and headaches; and less sinus congestion.

 Location: 920 Mt. Gilead Dr., Bldg. C, Murrells Inlet. For more information or to make an appointment, call 843-877-4708, email [email protected] or visit