Massage Services for Mom-2-Be and New Mommies

Pregnancy is one of the loveliest times in a women’s life, whether it is your first pregnancy or your last pregnancy.   Your body is going through emotional, spiritual, and, physical changes. Research has shown there are many benefits in having pregnancy massages, not only during different stages of your pregnancy, but, after you give birth.  The physical changes can be discomforting as well as stressful.   Loving My Pregnancy’s licensed prenatal massage therapists can help ease the discomforts as well as helping to promote a sense of well-being, especially when you schedule these massages on a regular basis during your pregnancy.  Prenatal and postnatal massages are very different from a regular massage.  Consider pampering yourself today at Loving My Pregnancy. You deserve it!

Mommy-2-Be (Prenatal massage)

At Loving My Pregnancy Spa and Wellness Center, our massage therapists are specially trained in massages during all trimesters of your pregnancy. Massage therapy is a natural way for a pregnant woman to reduce stress, manage pain and discomfort, and, achieve an overall sense of well-being while honoring your body’s needs. Massages provide time for you to relax and clear your mind throughout your pregnancy.  Our massages are scheduled for either 60 or 90 full minutes.

60 min/$95 – 90 min/$135
Please complete our Massage Form

New Mommy Massage (Postnatal massage)

Loving My Pregnancy offers postnatal massages for moms who have delivered their babies at our Spa and Wellness Center, at their homes, or, at the hospital. These massages assist in your recovery from labor and delivery.  Our licensed massage therapist can perform a variety of services, including Swedish, Deep Tissue, and, Hot Stone massages. Our massages are scheduled for either 60 or 90 full minutes.

60 min/$95 – 90 min/$135 (in office)
Call for prices for your home or the hospital
Please complete our Massage Form

Your 60 Minutes or 90 Minutes Massage Includes

  • A robe to wear for privacy
  • A relaxing and soothing warm towel
  • An all-natural, organic massage cream that is free of chemicals, dyes, and, artificial ingredients
  • Therapeutic-grade essential oil application. (Upgrade Option)

Cancellation Policy

We understand that emergency’s come up.  We would appreciate it, if you could call Loving My Pregnancy 24 hours in advance, so that we can notify our massage therapist and possible book the appointment with another Mommy waiting to have this experience.  If you do give 24 hours, we do not charge you.  If less than 24 hours’ notice is given we will try our best to schedule someone else. If we are unable to schedule someone in, you be charged $40.   This charge applies to cancellations as well as rescheduling. Failure to call or arrive for your appointment will result in a charge for the full amount of the massage.

Possible Benefits of a prenatal and postnatal massage that mommy and baby might experience.

While there has not been a lot of extensive research, if you are feeling a sad or have symptoms of depression, researchers have found routine pregnancy massages might help with:

  • lowering anxiety
  • helping with relaxation
  • decreasing back and leg pain
  • assisting in getting a better night’s sleep
  • increasing levels of the “feel-good” hormones, serotonin and dopamine
  • decreasing levels of cortisol and norepinephrine, an indicator of stress

Studies have shown that women who have received regular prenatal massages have a greater chance of reduced pain perception during labor and delivery, which might be one of the best benefits for you and baby.  You tend to have shorter labors, and, your baby (or babies) tends to be healthier as measured by higher Apgar scores.

Once you have delivered, it has been shown mothers have an enhanced ability to touch their own babies lovingly.

There are many more benefits to pampering yourself to a massage during pregnancy and also after giving birth. Hopefully, this will help you in making a decision to choose Loving My Pregnancy for all your pampering and educational needs.

What should I expect?

60 minutes is 60 minutes!  You will be supported with pillows and bolsters while you are positioned comfortably on your side.  Our massage room is both relaxing and soothing with soft music playing.

You should avoid eating a large meal before your massage, and, do not drink a lot of liquids.  After your massage, you will be able to relax in our “nursery” as you eat a healthy snack and drink water or juice.

What is Pregnancy massage?

Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful and complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and to promote overall wellness.  Massages relieve many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, and, edema (or swelling).

At each massage session, your body relaxes for both you and your baby or babies.   There is a cumulative effect as each session builds on the last one.  Massage therapy often includes using essential oils as a form of aromatherapy.  Pregnancy massage can help with your having a happier and more comfortable pregnancy, can provide shorter and less-painful labor and healthier babies.  Call today to schedule your appointment at 908-705-0946.

When should you avoid pregnancy massage?

There are no scientifically agreed upon guidelines; however, you should get a prescription from your doctor before trying a massage, especially if:

  • you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, or morning sickness
  • you are at high risk for a miscarriage
  • you have a high-risk pregnancy, such as placenta abruption or pre-term labor

When is the best time I should consider a pregnancy massage?

Pregnancy massage is beneficial throughout the entire nine months of your pregnancy.  We suggest you receive a massage in your third month (12 to 16 weeks), one session in your fourth month (16 to 20 weeks), another session during your fifth month (20 to 24 weeks), two sessions in your sixth month (24 to 28 weeks), two sessions in your seventh month (28 to 32 weeks), three sessions in your eighth month (32 to 36 weeks), and, four sessions in your ninth month (36 to 40 weeks).  If you are having a high-risk pregnancy, it is best to talk to your health-care provider about your having a massage before scheduling one.  Please obtain a prescription from your health-care provider prior to coming in.

Who will be performing my massage?

Loving My Pregnancy only employs massage therapists who have received certification in pregnancy massage and who have also have had additional training in this field.  You can research our therapists by contacting the NJ Division of Consumer Affairs at https://newjersey.mylicense.com/verification_4_6/ for qualified therapists.  It makes a difference when your therapist understands pregnancy and has a passion for helping women during this exciting time in life.

Barbara MacNair, LMT, RMT, came to the healing arts after a 30-year career in Information Technology on Wall St. Her journey has always been helping people.  Barbara studied aromatherapy and reflexology as a way to help herself during her high stress career.  Her internship was working with a holistic wellness center helping people living with HIV/AIDS by using massage, reflexology, and, aromatherapy.  Barbara then decided to use both (BOTH WHAT?) to help others as well.  Barbara decided to become a massage therapist and bodyworker in 2006. She opened her own practice in 2008 and has been helping people help themselves using massage, bodywork, aromatherapy, reflexology, and, Reiki.

In 2010, Barbara was asked to be a massage instructor at the school she had attended. It was then she found another calling – teaching people her passion. Today, Barbara has taken her teaching experience and used it to teach people outside the massage profession how to do reflexology, Reiki, and, aromatherapy. She is a passionate teacher and enjoys watching people learn and grow. Her goal is to spread as much knowledge as possible to empower people to learn different ways to help themselves and those around them.

Is pregnancy massage safe?

There has been no research indicating there is a link between a massage and a miscarriage in the first trimester.  A miscarriage usually occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy and is not associated with having a massage.  It’s fair to say massage therapy has few risks when performed under the skilled hands of a certified prenatal practitioner. Massages during the first trimester are not only safe, but, can be especially supportive during the transitional first months. Properly trained prenatal massage practitioners can safely and effectively address first-trimester concerns.  Please feel free to address your concerns with your health care provider as well.  The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine advises all pregnant women to consult with their doctors prior to having a massage.  Base your decisions on science and appropriate training, not fear or misconceptions.

Those states, which regulate massage therapists, require the therapists to have a minimum of 500 hours of training from an accredited training program. The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork certifies practitioners who pass a national examination and fulfill other requirements.

Will I be charged for cancelling my appointment?

Clients must call Loving My Pregnancy 24 hours in advance to cancel their appointments or will be charged 100% of the original session price. This charge applies to cancellations as well as re-scheduling. Failure to call or arrive for your appointment will result in a charge for the full amount of the massage.

Are you interested in becoming part of our team at Loving My Pregnancy?

If you have a passion for caring for pregnant women and would like to work for a Christian-based company, please contact us at 908-705-0946, or, email us at employment@lovingmypregnancy.com.