Expecting moms deserve a break and you can find one with our list of 10 prenatal massage spots for moms in NYC.
Having a massage is a wonderful thing, and I imagine it’s just that much better to get one when you’re pregnant and carrying a baby around 24/7. Massages are known for relieving stress and muscle tension, while also promoting health. Not to mention the fact that you feel like a completely different person after receiving a massage. I didn’t really know what a prenatal massage was before doing research, and I don’t plan to have kids anytime in the near future, but if it does ever happen, I will definitely be getting massages. You deserve it for going through nine months of pregnancy. Obviously, you’ll want to take precautions before getting a prenatal massage and make sure you do your research first. This list of 25 best states for massage therapists might help you to get started.
According to the American Pregnancy Association, there are a number of benefits linked to prenatal massages, like hormone regulation, reduction of swelling, and improvement of nerve pain. They say studies also show that massage therapy during pregnancy improves labor and newborn health, while also decreasing symptoms of depression. The APA also recommends that a Swedish Massage be used for pregnant women as it “addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.”
To make your research a little easier, we did research to compile our own list of prenatal massage spots in New York City. To come up with our list, we used resources like Google and Yelp. Our list is not ranked in any way, but provides ten different places that were most common in our search.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at the 10 prenatal massage spots for moms in NYC.
Owner Anne Heckheimer has been a certified massage therapist since 1998 and opened the center in 2001. Here, you’ll get a one-hour prenatal massage for $130, or you can get a package of three, one hour sessions for $360. Heckheimer is also a personal trainer and offers prenatal and postpartum personal training.
This Soho business offers a range of services from prenatal massage to labor support and postpartum and baby massages. Owner Janey Markovits has been a licensed massage therapist since 1997 and has an extensive background on pregnancy-related topics. They also use a special body cushion that allows you to lay safely and comfortably on your stomach while getting the massage.
The YinOva Center, that ranks 8th on our list of prenatal massage spots for moms in NYC is run by husband-and-wife team Dr. Jill Blakeway and Dr. Noah Rubinstein, who are both acupuncturists. Their healthcare consists of a combination of Chinese medicine with Western medicine. Their prenatal massage sessions target joint and muscle pain, improve circulation, encourage a timely labor, and prevent post-partum complications.
This Brooklyn-based business has a handful of licensed practitioners that are experts on prenatal massages. They offer a massage that “will offer precise deep tissue work” They also provide postpartum services, and you can bring your newborn to postpartum massages.
Body Mechanics is the perfect spot for the athletic or active mom. Body Mechanics focuses on reducing stress and managing pain, covering areas like the upper and lower back, as well as swollen feet and hands.
Coming in at number five on our list of 10 prenatal massage spots for moms in NYC is Soho Sanctuary. Like most of the places on this list, they offer pre and postnatal massage options. Expecting moms can also treat themselves to manicures, pedicures and facials — all without harsh chemicals.
Keep in Touch offers most types of massages, including prenatal massages. They have special prenatal tables to ensure the comfort and safety of mom and baby, and have methods of relieving “pregnancy pains.”
Along with prenatal massages, Holistic Hands, the next one on the list of prenatal massage spots for moms in NYC focuses on transitioning from pregnancy to childbirth and motherhood
A hole in the table will ensure your comfort and safety for their prenatal massage. Their certified therapists will work on releasing muscle tension and making you more flexible. According to their site, their table will relieve you from having to support the weight of your baby for the entire hour!
1. Sage Spa
This Brooklyn-based business provides prenatal, postpartum, and labor-inducing massage for moms. They are known for their personally tailored sessions, and make sure to keep you comfortable. A 60-minute prenatal massage will cost you $125.
That’s a wrap for our list of 10 prenatal massage spots for moms in NYC, we hope you enjoyed it!