How Prenatal Massage Differs from Regular Massage

Prenatal massage in Durham, NC
Pregnancy massage Durham NC

Throughout history and across cultures, new mothers have always experienced the power of touch and nurturing with their newborn babies. What could be more natural for a mother-to-be than to benefit from that nurturing touch while expecting her child?

Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. At Bull City Soles, we specialize in several types of massage including prenatal massage, performed by highly qualified professionals who understand the unique needs of expectant moms.

Prenatal massages are adapted for the anatomical changes you go through during pregnancy. In a traditional massage, you might spend half the time lying face-down on your stomach (which is uncomfortable with a baby belly) and half the time facing up (a position that puts pressure on a major blood vessel that can disrupt blood flow to your baby and leave you feeling nauseous).

But as your shape and posture changes, our trained massage therapist will make accommodations with special cushioning systems or holes that allow you to lie face down safely, while providing room for your growing belly and breasts. Or you might lie on your side with the support of pillows and cushions.

If you have particular problem areas, let your therapist know to spend extra time on certain areas. Alternatively, you may also request that certain areas be skipped. Always communicate with your therapist about what feels good — or if something is uncomfortable.

Indulge yourself during your pregnancy

At Bull City Soles, our skilled and knowledgeable professionals have helped many clients ​improve their quality of life through the healing of massage therapy. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us at or call 919-477-9887 between the hours of 9:00 am and 2:00 pm. We look forward to working with you!