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  • Benefits Of A Prenatal Massage

    Body and Balance Massage Therapy Long Island Massage Therapist Nassau

    Prenatal massages share many of the same benefits of any other massage. However a woman’s rapidly changing body during pregnancy can benefit greatly from a massage. At Body N Balance of Wantagh, Long Island, we are grateful to help you reduce stress and promote overall wellness during your pregnancy.


    Some of the benefits of prenatal massage includes:


    –  Headache relief


    –  Relax muscle tension


    –  Reduce Fatigue


    –  Relieve leg cramps


    –  Swelling reduction


    –  Sleep enhancement


    Carrying a child changes your center of gravity. This puts stress on your neck, back, shoulders, and abdominal muscles. Hormone levels are altered during pregnancy as well, leading to changes in emotional stress. Part of the benefits of a prenatal massage includes dealing with these changes to your body, mind and spirit. Massage therapy naturally helps to achieve muscle relaxation as well as mood regulation.


    Most women these days are also working up until the very last minute before their maternity leave. This can add extra pressure on the sciatic nerve. Most pregnant woman are already experiencing sciatic nerve pain, which radiates through the pelvis, lower back, and legs. This strain can lead to further problems such as poor circulation and excess swelling. A simple prenatal massage is a good way to work out the kinks of sitting at a desk or  walking around while pregnant.


    Women who are out of their first trimester and have a normal, low-risk pregnancy can receive the overall benefits of prenatal massage from Body N Balance.


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  • What To Expect – Massage Therapy

    Body and Balance Massage Therapy Long Island Massage Therapist Nassau

    When wondering what to expect from a massage therapy session, the most obvious answer is “to feel fantastic.” However for some, they may have never experienced the relaxation of a spa massage treatment and have some questions on what they can expect. At Body N Balance located in Wantagh, NY we look forward to hearing from you and answering all your questions about massage therapy. Massage treatments are our specialty and we enjoy helping people to heal and grow from the inside out.


    –  A typical session lasts 40-90 minutes

    –  A massage therapy session will start with a brief consultation and a review of symptoms, previous history, and lifestyle

    –  You will be asked to undress while the therapist is out of the room. Most leave just their underwear on, but you are encouraged to do what you are comfortable with

    –  When the therapist enters after knocking, she will make sure you are positioned correctly and are comfortable

    –  We use light oil and lotions on the skin during the massage

    –  You will be under a sheet the whole time and only the body part that is being treated will be uncovered at a time

    –  After the massage, the massage therapist will exit the room so you can get up and get dressed

    –  Take your time getting up because you may feel lightheaded or dizzy if you get up so quick

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  • Massage Therapy Long Island

    Body and Balance Massage Therapy Long Island Massage Therapist Nassau

    If you are looking for the best massage therapy on Long Island, then you need Body N Balance! We are located in Wantagh, NY and are grateful to provide you with a calming atmosphere for you to relax and rejuvenate in. Massage heals the body, mind and spirit. When you come into our Long Island spa, you are sure to leave feeling less stressed and ready for the rest of your week.


    massage therapy new yorkWhat is Massage Therapy?


    Massage therapy improves circulation and brings oxygen and nutrients into the tissues of the body. A massage therapist will use long smooth strokes, kneading, and other movements that focus on the layers of muscles using massage oil or lotion. It relieves muscle tension and pain. Massage therapy also increases flexibility and mobility.


    Why do people receive Massage Therapy?


    There are many reasons why people receive regular treatments. Most common is back pain by the everyday stresses of life. It also relieves inflammatory conditions such as arthritis and tendinitis. Massage treatments can also ease headaches and migraines as well as circulatory and respiratory problems.


    At Body N Balance of Wantagh, Long Island, we offer various massage therapy treatments. Whether you are an athlete or sit at a computer all day, we are sure to have a massage treatment to heal you.