Certified Prenatal Massage

Here you will find information about prenatal massage, also known as pregnancy massage or maternity massage.

  • massage customized for your needs and preferences​
  • hot stones and hot towels happily included
  • ample free parking 

**  “Massage therapy has been demonstrated to be effective during pregnancy.  Women who received massage therapy reported decreased depression, anxiety, and leg and back pain. Cortisol levels decreased and, in turn, excessive fetal activity decreased, and the rate of prematurity was lower in the massage group.”

(Expert Review of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010 Mar; 5(2): 177–181)

 

Documented benefits of prenatal massage:

  • Less muscle and joint pain
  • Increased sense of well being
  • Better sleep
  • Reduction of edema
  • Lower stress hormones in your body as your baby develops


In addition, I can provide information on sleep positioning, techniques to work on your own muscular and nerve pain, and tips for handling hemorrhoids, nausea, and constipation.  ​


Making Pregnancy More Comfortable 

Marta B. Magaw, Licensed Massage Therapist
Mt Lebo Pregnancy Massage
250 Mt. Lebanon Blvd., Ste. 418, Mt. Lebanon, PA 15234
​412-427-9047      mtlebomassage@gmail.com

 Dislosure: I have a second specialty, but after 20 years of general massage and close to 10,000 hours of hands-on experience, I think I'm allowed.  It's necks, shoulders, and backs (and you have those). After the baby, it'll come in handy once you start carrying the baby, feeding the baby, falling asleep in odd positions, etc.

Mt Lebo Pregnancy Massage

I've been making pregnancy more comfortable (and healthier) for the last 18 years.  Pregnancy massage is not just another item on my menu. 

It's my specialty!

*  Certification for prenatal massage, like prenatal yoga, is not available through a state or national certifying board. It is advanced training that one seeks after graduation from massage school that is conducted by independent teachers who have been approved as providers by the National Certification Board for Massage and Bodywork Therapy. (The NCBMBT is a national organization whose exam most states use as the basis for state licensure in massage.)  I am a certified Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage therapist.  

Certified Prenatal Massage*  focuses on both effectiveness and safety – providing the most effective massage techniques for relieving pregnancy complaints and fostering a healthier pregnancy while taking into account issues of positioning, precautions, and contraindications.