Kinetic Fascial Release
Helping you achieve your optimal health

Pregnancy Massage



What does it treat?

Lumbar Pain: the pain most commonly associated with your lower back. It is generally felt on or around your spinal column about waist-level

Posterior-Pelvic Pain: quite common during pregnancy, this pain radiates from the buttocks, on one or both sides, or in the back of your thighs.


Difference from Normal Massage Therapy:

Massage during pregnancy differs from a regular massage in a couple of ways. The biggest way it differs is that the person receiving the massage is pregnant, and therefore knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman are very important. This means that positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby she is carrying. There are also parts of the body that should not be massaged.



  • Tranquil relaxation and reduces stress.
  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
  • Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain.
  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
  • Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.


Some techniques:

  • Joint Mobilization
  • Swedish Massage
  • Trigger Point and Myofascial Release
  • CranioSacral Therapy



2011 Kinetic Fascial Release
Updated 22 July 2011