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Pamper Moms-To-Be with Prenatal Massage
Published on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 (3:16 p.m.)Medical studies show several benefits
LAS VEGAS (April 29, 2013) –Many obstetricians and midwives recommend prenatal massage as part of a wellness program for expectant mothers. Massage Envy recognizes this, and in celebration of Mothers’ Day, each Las Vegas location is offering special offers for customers purchasing gift cards between now and May 12th. Customers can enjoy benefits including up to a one-hour free massage session with gift card purchases.
A recent study from the University of Miami School of Medicine indicates that when massage therapy is introduced to women’s prenatal care, hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered, leading to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health. In women who received bi-weekly massages for only five weeks, hormones such as norepinephrine and cortisol (“stress hormones”) were reduced and dopamine and serotonin levels were increased (low levels of these hormones are associated with depression). These changes in hormone levels also led to fewer complications during birth and fewer instances of newborn complications, such as low birth weight. The evidence points strongly to maternal and newborn health benefits when therapeutic massage is incorporated into regular prenatal care.
Other potential benefits of prenatal massage include:
• Reduced back pain
• Reduced joint pain
• Improved circulation
• Reduced edema
• Reduced muscle tension and headaches
• Reduced stress and anxiety
• Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
• Better sleep
The benefits of massage can improve overall prenatal health for many pregnant women. Along with the guidance and advice of a prenatal care provider, massage therapy can be incorporated into routine prenatal care as an emotional and physical health supplement proven to improve pregnancy outcome, and maternal health. Consult with your midwife or obstetrician before beginning any new therapeutic practice.
Massage Envy Las Vegas, voted “Best Spa” in the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s 2013 “Best of Las Vegas” poll, is a co-op of 12 massage clinics and part of the nation’s largest therapeutic massage provider and spa chain. Massage Envy is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Massage Envy offers one-hour massage sessions starting at $49 and has a membership model for those that want to take advantage of specially priced monthly massages.
Members and guests can also choose from four Murad® Healthy Skin Facials offered at Massage Envy Spa. The Environmental Shield Vitamin C Infusion Facial is designed to reverse the signs of aging that result from everyday environmental factors such as sunlight, smog, pollution and stress. Massage Envy Spa also offers the Clarifying Enzyme Acne Facial which is designed to improve skin clarity, reduce blemishes and soothe inflammation as well as the AHA Rapid Exfoliator Anti-Aging Facial which reveals smoother, vibrant, younger-looking skin. For those with sensitive skin, the Sensitive Skin Facial repairs and balances the skin with a gentle, yet effective treatment designed specifically to address skin that is easily irritated.
Massage Envy clinics are open late, seven days a week. For Massage Envy locations or to schedule an appointment, call (866) 955-3689 or visit massageenvy.com.
About Massage Envy
Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Ariz., is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the United States. The national franchise is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage and spa services to members and guests with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 865 locations in 47 states. Through its national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation, Massage Envy has raised more than $1 million in two, one-day Healing Hands for Arthritis events. The company was recently ranked #81 in Entrepreneur’s 2012 “Franchise 500” and #29 in its “Fastest Growing Franchise” rankings. Massage Envy is a member of the International Franchise Association (IFA) and was named a 2012 Military Friendly Franchise. For more information, visit MassageEnvy.com.
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