Side-Lying Massage Best For Prenatal Clients

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Finally!  Other therapists are seeing that what I kept saying all along is true.  Working on prenatal clients mostly in a side-lying position is best for the mother-to-be!

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My Instincts Were Correct

prenatal massageWe have been doing prenatal massage for 7 years and in that time I have debated with myself over whether or not to do our prenatal massage using one of the many special pregnancy tables that will allow the client to receive massage in a face-down (prone) position even when she is far along in her pregnancy.  I never did because, to me, it would put a lot of stress on the ligaments surrounding the belly in that position.

So, in 7 years, I kept our system of working on our ladies first  with them in a reclining face-up position then side-lying.  We use pillows to keep them extremely comfortable and they are able to fully relax and enjoy their session.

Comments From Other Therapists on Facebook

Lately, in the various prenatal massage Facebook groups and online forums, many therapists have commented that they have had several clients get super nauseous and light-headed while laying face-down in the prenatal table with the hole cut out for the belly.  More than a few of the therapists said the client actually threw up and the prenatal clients were far along or toward the end of their pregnancies when throwing up is not common!  The clients had not been throwing up at any other time other than when they were put in that position on that special prenatal massage table.

Come Experience The Best Prenatal Massage in the Area

Now I know our setup is the best.  We are also certified in prenatal massage and we offer REAL pain relief to our clients.  We incorporate warmed stones into our bodywork to help do deeper work in areas where our Moms have pain or discomfort.  The massage itself is more of a medium pressure throughout and our prenatal clients emerge feeling like a brand new person!

To Set An Appointment

To reach us, simply call or text Donna at 216-339-3401.  We see texts FIRST.  We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments.  Please check with Donna on current pricing.  No pricing listed on our websites is the current pricing.  

Something to think about:  This is the holiday season, so if you are pregnant or if your spouse, friend, or significant other is pregnant, I can tell you that massage is especially needed at this time of year.  It is already a challenge being pregnant and you add the holidays into the mix and it is way too much.


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Donna Agrinsonis is a massage therapist, licensed by the Medical Board of Ohio. She is certified in prenatal massage and is a member of the American Pregnancy Association. She has a background working in high-end spas, working with a medical massage company, working with two chiropractic offices, and she headed up the massage services at a local country club for several years. Now she practices out of her office, nestled away in the heart of Beachwood, Ohio.

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