Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy is a hands-on technique that involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body to promote relaxation, relieve muscle tension, and enhance overall well-being. Registered Massage Therapists apply various strokes, pressure levels, and techniques tailored to individual needs and preferences.  Massage therapy can address a range of physical issues, such as pain and stiffness, as well as reduce stress and anxiety, improve circulation, and boost the body’s natural healing processes. 


Prenatal & Postnatal Massage

Both prenatal and postnatal massage offer benefits for expectant and new mothers. It’s important to choose an experienced massage therapist who specializes in prenatal and postnatal massage techniques. Please consult with your healthcare provider before undergoing massage therapy during pregnancy and postpartum.  Let’s explore the benefits of massage during pregnancy and postpartum

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

  • Stress reduction: Prenatal massage helps reduce stress and anxiety during pregnancy, promoting relaxation and a sense of well-being for both the mother and baby.
  • Pain relief: As the body undergoes changes during pregnancy, prenatal massage can target and alleviate common areas of discomfort, such as the lower back, hips, and shoulders.
  • Improved circulation: Massage enhances blood flow, reducing swelling and edema often experienced during pregnancy.
  • Mood regulation: Prenatal massage can positively influence hormone levels, potentially helping to balance mood and emotions.
  • Better sleep: Many pregnant women experience sleep disturbances, and prenatal massage can help improve sleep quality by inducing relaxation.
  • Preparation for childbirth: Prenatal massage helps mothers connect with their changing bodies and instills a sense of confidence and readiness for labor and delivery.

Benefits of Postnatal Massage

  • Relaxation and stress relief: After childbirth, postnatal massage can provide relaxation and relief from the physical and emotional demands of new motherhood.
  • Muscle recovery: Postnatal massage can help ease muscle tension and soreness resulting from labor and childbirth.
  • Mood Regulation: Massage may aid in hormonal regulation, helping to reduce feelings of postpartum depression and anxiety.
  • Improved breastfeeding: Postnatal massage can stimulate the release of oxytocin, the hormone responsible for milk letdown during breastfeeding.
  • Scar healing: For women who underwent a C-section, massage can assist in scar tissue healing and management.
  • Realignment of the body: Postnatal massage can help the body regain its pre-pregnancy alignment and posture.
  • Increased energy levels: By promoting relaxation and improved sleep, postnatal massage can enhance a new mother’s energy and overall well-being.
  • Pelvic floor support: Massage techniques may aid in strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, which can change during pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Emotional support: Postnatal massage provides a safe and nurturing environment, offering emotional support during the challenging postpartum period.

Infant & Children Massage

Infant massage offers numerous benefits for infants, promoting their physical and emotional well-being. Through gentle and soothing touch, infant massage helps relax and calm babies, easing any discomforts they may experience, such as colic or gas.

Infant massage fosters a strong bond between the baby and their parent or caregiver, enhancing emotional attachment. Regular massage may improve sleep patterns, stimulate the nervous system, and aid in healthy growth and development.

Are you interested in learning infant massage for baby at home?  Look out for our Baby Massage Workshop and the RMT can teach you how to incorporate massage into your daily routine with baby.


Direct billing is available for Massage Therapy services for select insurers.  Please inquire with front desk about your insurer. 

If we are unable to directly bill to your provider, we always provide a receipt which can be used for submission to your insurance company after your session.  

No. While our therapists are specialized in women’s health and the perinatal population, we welcome all members of the family – partners, children and grandparents!

We provide many other services to meet your prenatal and postpartum needs, like our Markham Pelvic Health Services.