Alicia has specialized training and certification in prenatal and postpartum massage. Receiving regular prenatal massage from a trained practitioner is one of the best things you can do for yourself during your pregnancy. Pregnancy massage eases low back pain and shoulder tension, reduces swelling in your hands and feet, increases circulation, reduces cramping in the legs, and helps you adjust to your changing body. Massage is perfectly safe for low-risk pregnancies, and you can receive treatments from the beginning of your second trimester up to your baby’s birth day. In higher risk pregnancies, you will need the consent of your doctor or midwife before receiving prenatal massage. Postpartum massage therapy is also wonderful for promoting the restoration of your abdomen as well as easing tension and pain in your shoulders, low back, and forearms caused by holding and breastfeeding your new baby.