Prenatal & Postpartum Massages

Massage for Pregnant Women & New Mothers in Honolulu

Prenatal Massage 

Once mom-to-be can no longer lay flat on her stomach we place her in a comfortable; secure side-lying position to avoid undue pressure on a growing abdomen and the lower back.

She is completely supported by custom-made maternity massage bolsters and pillows keeping top hip, knee and ankle aligned to prevent discomfort in the sacroiliac joint and maximize blood and lymph circulation. Once in a relaxed, restorative position, the therapist can nurture, condition, restore and pamper the body at a time when it needs it most.

Some benefits of prenatal massage:

- Drug-free method of relieving pregnancy’s common discomforts

- Reduces swelling

- Eases neck, back and joint pain

- Relieves muscle spasms and cramps

- Alleviate stress on weight bearing joints

- Allow recipient to learn relaxation skills

- Can help prepare you for labor by loosening the pelvis

- Promotes release of emotional and physical tension 

Postpartum Massage...Bring your baby!

A postpartum massage is nearly identical to a regular, non-pregnant massage, but with a few important variations.  Depending on mom's comfort level, we can revert to standard prone/supine position or keep using the side lying position.  

Some of the postpartum massage benefits:

- Alleviate pain felt throughout your entire spine

- Helps improve your mood and stress levels during the postpartum period

- Helps reduce scar tissue adhesion from a C-section 

Contact us today for an appointment or to ask us any questions. We’re always happy to speak with you.

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HobaCare Jojoba

Because women are more prone to breakouts during pregnancy, at InnEssence Therapy we only use golden, unrefined, first-press, pesticide free HobaCare Jojoba.  HobaCare is non-allergenic,  does not clog the pores and is safe for mothers-to-be and their children.