*Deep tissue massage, this uses firm strokes pressing deep into the muscles
*Swedish massage, this uses soft long stokes to the muscles and attention to joint mobility
*Shiatsu, this uses pressure and tapping on acupressure points to stimulate the body's natural energy (called QI)
Prenatal massage is thorough body massage given by a professional massage therapist, similar to a Swedish massage (like what you would expect at a spa), with the exception of a couple of body placements changes that can guarantee the safety and convenience of both the mother and baby. In short, it focuses on helping you relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation, improves circulation, improves mobility, and makes you feel better overall. A pregnant mother's center of gravity is altered, this puts a lot of strain n her back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Ligaments are also softened during pregnancy, which makes your pelvic joints less stable. It also pulls your pelvis forward because of all the extra weight you are carrying.