Prenatal Massage Therapy

When a woman becomes pregnant, major changes happen to her body, physiologically, emotionally, and spiritually. 

Prenatal Massage Therapy

Many expectant mother clients of RMT Ottawa report that our prenatal massage service proves to be of great benefit.  They have told us about:

  • Calming
  • Increased energy
  • Reduced swelling
  • Less lower back pain
  • Alleviates some pressure
  • Reduces stress
  • Fewer headaches
  • Better sleep patterns
  • Less joint pain

Before We Begin

As we enter you as a new client, we will ask for a complete medical history.  This will include any conditions outside the realm of pregnancy as well as gynocological information.  Our therapist will carefully review all the information and may ask additional questions before beginning.  It is critical for both the mother and baby that we have a thorough understanding of the situation.  At that time together you will discuss what you would like to achieve through the prenatal massage therapy.

Massage therapy can begin during any point of the pregnancy.  If you have concerns or are aware of specific healthcare issues, you will need to provide details so that we can better assist you.

Comfort is a primary concern.  We can use pregnancy pillows, cushions and padded wedges to provide support as necessary.  The treatments are offered in various positions depending on the stage of pregnancy and size of the baby.  Sometimes it will be in a semi-reclined or side position but with careful attention to safety and comfort.

What to Expect

Obviously the mom-to-be will enjoy a relaxing massage to treat the muscles that are helping to carry around the extra weight of a growing baby.  Frequently the mother’s leg muscles will tighten and swell.  This may cause the sciatic nerves to become inflamed and add to the discomfort.

Using appropriate mild pressure to specific muscle groups can help stimulate blood flow especially to the extremities.  This can be a benefit to tight muscles and swollen feet.  In addition, the massage will lower cortisol levels and increase serotonin and dopamine.  Many women also report an improvement in their moods.

Some other benefits include improving posture and a greater ability to adjust to the changing alignment of the baby.  The muscles remain more toned and flexible.  Skin and those tissues just under the skin are more pliable and simply feel better.

Prenatal Massage Therapy pricing 

30 min


45 min


60 min


75 min


90 min


Mobile Prenatal Massage Therapy pricing 

60 min


90 min


Plan a Visit

We have made it easy to book an appointment.  With our service, you can schedule your mobile massage therapy session.  Our rates are competitive and we accept most forms of payment.  We are happy to accept private insurance clients and will be happy to help with the paperwork.