Pregnancy Massage in St. Louis
Looking for a place that will give you a massage during your pregnancy? Most spas won’t, and it’s one of the times you need it the most. Somatic Sole, your premier pregnancy massage studio in St. Louis, LOVES pregnant mamas! We put our amazing training to use to deliver a deep, therapeutic massage that rivals our barefoot massage.
Pregnancy is such a special time, and we love being a part of your process and supporting you in all areas, not just with massage therapy. If you have questions, concerns, or just need some advice, we’re here for that too. If one of us at Somatic Sole doesn’t know the answer, we have great resources to help point you in the right direction.
We understand that every stage of your pregnancy, through labor and delivery and the baby’s first year, can be a wild ride of emotions and physical changes. Our experience with motherhood, pregnancy massage, and prenatal massage has made Somatic Sole the trusted choice for moms-to-be.
Barefoot Prenatal Massage in St. Louis
According to the American Pregnancy Association, studies in the past ten years have shown that hormone levels associated with stress and relaxation are significantly altered when massage therapy is introduced into prenatal care. For those who received therapeutic massage for five weeks, stress hormones were lowered. And these changes can benefit both mom and baby.
At Somatic Sole, we’ve modeled our barefoot prenatal massage after our Thai yoga massage technique. The massage takes place on a floor mat (clothed with no massage oil) or a table (undressed with massage oil). Then, we safely guide you through different positions, using our feet to stretch and massage your muscles gently. Also, most of the massage will be in a side-lying position to better free the back and hip. This positioning helps maximize the nutrients and blood from you to your baby. And we use cushions and supports whether you choose the floor mat or table massage.
As your body goes through pregnancy changes, a barefoot prenatal massage can help:
- Enhance muscle and joint function
- Improve circulation and general body tone
- Relieve physical and mental fatigue
We also offer feet-free massage services if you want a traditional service experience.
How Pregnancy Massage Helps
Massage therapy during pregnancy is very beneficial during prenatal care. Somatic Sole’s licensed massage therapists have special education and training, so they understand the needs and limitations of those who are pregnant.
Pregnancy Massage relieves many of the common discomforts of being pregnant, including backaches, neck pain, leg cramps, headaches, and edema (swelling). Massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, and relaxes nervous tension caused by hormonal changes. It helps with reducing emotional stress, managing emotions and limiting depression, alleviating sore, tense muscles, and improving sleep and energy. As a result, massage ultimately promotes overall wellness. It may even help ease labor. In fact, we’ve published a blog about labor initiation that we hope you find informative.
If you can think of it, we have seen it or experienced it with our pregnant clients. Our mission is to empower you to honor your choices about your pregnancy, birth, and baby’s first year. We feel it takes a tribe of dedicated, caring people to support you and help you make it through such a tremendous life change. We at Somatic Sole are here to be that support and lift you up in your decisions.
Schedule Your Pregnancy Massage Today
If you are a new client, send us a message or call 314-722-6066, and we’ll get you scheduled. If you are an existing client, schedule your massage now. Congratulations Mom! We look forward to helping you feel healthy and happy during your pregnancy at Somatic Sole.