PreNatal Massage In Salt Lake City

Nurturing The Nurterers: Using postpartum and prenatal massage to help moms achieve a healthier and happier pregnancy. 

 

We hope to inspire moms to recognize the power of self care. 

 

Introductory pricing for new clients. Package & membership discounts available.

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Prenatal Massage

Congratulations! You are pregnant, actually growing a baby in your belly. It is truly a miracle… but it’s also hard work on your body. Carrying a baby changes your center of gravity. It puts stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles and shoulders. While pregnant your ligaments also relax which destabilizes your pelvic joints and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add weight gain to that and you may experience aching pain in your low back.

Does this mean you have to be uncomfortable for 9 months? No, pregnancy or prenatal massage can help. It is similar to regular massage in that it aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, and improve circulation and mobility. However, prenatal massage is a nurturing massage that focuses on pregnant women and the changing needs of their bodies. Both mom and baby can benefit from a good massage.

Benefits Of Prenatal / Pregnancy Massage

  • Relieve Low Back Pain Caused By Pregnancy
  • Lower Stress And Improve Mood
  • Lower Anxiety and Prenatal Depression
  • Reduce Leg Swelling
  • Lower Blood Pressure and Respiratory Rate
  • Increase Oxytocin Production
  • Lower Prenatal Complications
  • Decrease labor time by up to 3 hours
pregnant woman for prenatal massage

Is Prenatal Massage Safe?

First and foremost, safe prenatal or maternity massage should only be performed by a trained prenatal massage therapist. They will know about special requirements and positioning that is needed. Our team of licensed massage therapists have all had extensive training in prenatal and postpartum massage.

Another common belief is that you can’t lie on their stomach for a massage, which is true for a flat massage table. Many spas or massage clinics throughout Utah only offer side posture pregnancy massage. While this is an okay way to do a massage, it makes it difficult to access areas that need special attention during pregnancy. Specialized prenatal massage pillows used at Maternal Massage provide all the support and padding needed to allow you to lie face down while enjoying your massage while pregnant.

If you have questions about prenatal or pregnancy massage, contact us at 385-351-5626. Ready to start enjoying the benefits of massage? Click the button below to schedule your appointment today.

Our Specialties

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couples massage at prenatal massage studio

Prenatal Massage

This is a nurturing pregnancy massage that focuses on the special needs of mothers-to-be. Our therapists are certified and experienced in pregnancy pain relief. Using specialized maternity massage pillows, you can lie on your stomach throughout your pregnancy. Pregnancy massage available in 60, 75, 90 or even 120 minute increments.

Couples Massage

Mom’s body may be doing all the heavy lifting throughout pregnancy but we know that dad can feel stress and anxiety too. Or maybe the grandma to be needs a little pampering. Treat yourselves to a couples massage in our room made perfect for two. Each massage will be tailored to the need of the client.

babies feet for moms postpartum massage
hands holding babies feet in infant massage

Postpartum Massage

Childbirth (and being a new mommy) can leave you exhausted both physically and emotionally. Postpartum massage can begin after 5 days of labor and extend for the first 16 weeks after childbirth. It can help with recovery, sleep deprivation, stress relief and emotional well-being. Postpartum massage can be booked in  60, 75, 90 or 120 minute increments. Also, ask us about bringing your baby with you!

Infant / Pediatric Massage

Giving birth is incredibly hard on you AND your baby. Let us help soothe your baby and help them to sleep better. Massage can also improve weight gain, aid in digestion and improve circulation for your baby. Treatments can be performed on newborns up to 13 years old. They are 15-30 minutes and include the parents presence in the room.

Our Specialties

womans belly before prenatal massage

Prenatal Massage

This is a nurturing pregnancy massage that focuses on the special needs of mothers-to-be. Our therapists are certified and experienced in pregnancy pain relief. Using specialized maternity massage pillows, you can lie on your stomach throughout your pregnancy. Pregnancy massage available in 60, 75, 90 or even 120 minute increments.

mom cradling baby before getting postpartum massage

Postpartum Massage

Childbirth (and being a new mommy) can leave you exhausted both physically and emotionally. Postpartum massage can begin after 5 days of labor and extend for the first 16 weeks after childbirth. It can help with recovery, sleep deprivation, stress relief and emotional well-being. Postpartum massage can be booked in  60, 75, 90 or 120 minute increments. Also, ask us about bringing your baby with you!

dad kissing belly before getting couples massage

Couples Massage

Mom’s body may be doing all the heavy lifting throughout pregnancy but we know that dad can feel stress and anxiety too. Or maybe the grandma to be needs a little pampering. Treat yourselves to a couples massage in our room made perfect for two. Each massage will be tailored to the need of the client.

baby getting infant massage

Infant / Pediatric Massage

Giving birth is incredibly hard on you AND your baby. Let us help soothe your baby and help them to sleep better. Massage can also improve weight gain, aid in digestion and improve circulation for your baby. Treatments can be performed on newborns up to 13 years old. They are 15-30 minutes and include the parents presence in the room.

See What Our Clients Are Saying…

I went in to get a massage around 35 weeks. The overall experience was great. From when I first walked in to their beautiful lobby I felt welcome and comfortable. My therapist gave me plenty of information so I felt very good about it all. The bed & pillows used were awesome!! Much better than I’ve experienced other places. The massage was amazing and I would highly recommend Lena!read more
Jamie Black
Jamie Black
19:58 05 Sep 18
For someone who has suffered two miscarriages, I was really nervous to get a prenatal massage this go-around. But I’m so glad I found this place! Lena made me feelSo comfortable from the get-go, and I felt safe getting a massage from her because of her knowledge. They truly tailor to pregnant women here! My massages from Lena have been the best ever and I felt amazing after each one!! I highly recommend!!read more
Holly Marsh
Holly Marsh
17:22 30 Sep 18
I had my very first maternal massage, and I was not disappointed. I was a little nervous if I would be comfortable with my growing belly and laying on the massage table. Do not worry! They have special pillows that fit all stages of pregnancy— and they were very comfortable. Lena was a great massage therapist and formed to all my needs. She was very attentive and cared about my experience. I will be continuing to make appointments all throughout the rest of my pregnancy. I left feeling relaxed, and stress-free. I highly recommend maternal massage.read more
Emily Moreton
Emily Moreton
16:41 12 Jul 18
Such an amazing little place! From the moment I walked in I felt welcomed and was instantly relaxed. I’m so happy to find this place and I’m not even a Mommy-to-be! YES, THEY DO NORMAL THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE! I had Lena and she was amazing, she made sure to go over everything with me and make sure I was comfortable. I was so impressed by her, and already looking forward to my next visit!read more
Jami Atkinson
Jami Atkinson
02:44 26 Jul 18
The space is so beautiful, relaxing and inviting the minute you walk in. This was the best massage I have had. I feel like Lena really paid attention to the areas I requested be massaged. There were also subtle differences between this place and other massage places I’ve been that really made the experience that much better!read more
Nicole Saldivar
Nicole Saldivar
01:17 26 Aug 18
Oh my gosh I cannot say enough amazing things about this place! I got a prenatal massage a couple months ago at a different massage studio, and it was terrible. The girl literally karate chopped me and it was just not a good experience. One of my friends got me a massage here at maternal massage for a baby shower gift, and I was blown away by their massage therapist Lena and their business! From the second you walk in, every detail is perfect and so so cute, totally spotless and clean, and my massage therapist Lena was a freaking angel! I felt completely spoiled the entire time, she took such good care of me, listened to all of my wants and concerns, and made sure that I felt completely pampered. And she is SO GOOD AT WHAT SHE DOES. I have been walking on cloud nine ever since that massage, and I will definitely be going back! I recommend Lena at maternal massage to everyone I meet, because it was the most AMAZING gift to give a pregnant girl!read more
Lyndi Benson
Lyndi Benson
18:18 04 Oct 18
Elaine is absolutely amazing! She can really muscle away those knots in a way that isn’t painful but really gets them good. She is great about not talking too much so that you can relax but also keeps communication open so that she knows what feels good or not. She takes her time and doesn’t make you feel rushed at all. The place was a little hard to find but as soon as you walk in the doors you’re transported to a place of peace and relaxation. It smells so good and feels just as welcoming. I’m 8 months pregnant and never felt as good as I did after getting a prenatal massage from Elaine!read more
Jaycee Mangum
Jaycee Mangum
19:33 20 Oct 18
This space is so beautiful. Such a relaxing environment right when you step in the door. The lobby is so simple. It so cute. The rooms are so calming. I loved my therapeutic massage.read more
Caitlin Mortensen
Caitlin Mortensen
21:58 31 Oct 18
I had a great experience with Lena here for a prenatal massage at 37 weeks pregnant. She was very professional and I loved that she had a comfortable pregnancy table for me to be on my stomach during the massage. I would definitely recommend Lena if you are looking for a relaxing massage during pregnancy.read more
Christie Anderson
Christie Anderson
07:31 11 Nov 18
I loved my massage with Elaine. The space is so beautiful and relaxing, and Elaine did an amazing job working out all of my tough spots. I would definitely recommend Maternal Massage!read more
Michelle Coats
Michelle Coats
18:58 04 Dec 18
Their facility was so inviting and relaxing. I was nervous at first but Lena was so inviting and welcoming there was nothing to worry about! She was able to take away some of the discomfort i was feeling in my lower back. I would totally recommend them to anyone and everyone!!!read more
Gabrielle Foote
Gabrielle Foote
18:19 05 Dec 18
We booked a couples massage here. We were a bit iffy as it was both of our first times getting massages.I was 30 weeks pregnant when we got them done, and have gestational diabetes along with polyhydramnios. Lena did so much to accommodate me and be sure I was comfortable and relaxed. The room was very nice and relaxing. Calm music was playing. My husband and I both almost fell asleep. Elaine worked on my husband and he said it was truly a great experience. We would highly recommend and will be going back! Truly the best experience. Thanks Elaine and Lena for being wonderful.read more
Amber Long
Amber Long
00:27 12 Dec 18
My wife and I went in for a couples massage and it was fantastic! My wife had a relaxing massage and I had a deep tissue massage that did wonders. I run over 6 miles a day and Elaine really worked my legs. There were so many spots that were sore and I had no idea existed. That place is for sure not just prenatal but full service. Thanks for the therapy on my legs!read more
Jonathon Schulthess
Jonathon Schulthess
00:18 22 Jan 19
Maternal Massage is a great place for expecting mothers! It has a very tranquil, soothing vibe. Lena was so sweet and made sure I was comfortable from beginning to end. The body pillows she used made it easy to relax on the massage table. The massage was so wonderful, she even did some light stretches which felt amazing and alleviated pressure on my low back. I will definitely make an appointment to see Lena each time I'm back in Salt Lake. Highly recommend!read more
Kirsten Davy
Kirsten Davy
00:09 04 Feb 19
We LOVE Maternal Massage. I have had a lot of massages over the years, and they have been hands down the best. Caring, personable and professional. We recommend every chance we get.read more
Becky Reynolds
Becky Reynolds
20:33 07 Feb 19
The atmosphere is so clean, calming and warm, from the moment you walk through their doors. I saw Lena when I was pregnant a few months ago and she was amazing! Today, my best friend and I came back for a postpartum/couples massage for her birthday, we had Lena and Elaine. Both were very professional and knowledgeable. I mentioned that I had been having some carpal tunnel issues and Elaine worked my neck, shoulders, arms and hands so well. My hands haven’t gone numb since my appointment! 🙌🏻 We will definitely be back here when we need another great massage. Thank you Elaine and Lena!read more
Abbie Hansen
Abbie Hansen
05:40 10 Feb 19
Lena was wonderful! I had my baby girl 24h after the massage! Calm environment and great great service 💜
Nathy Canales
Nathy Canales
23:33 14 Feb 19
My first prenatal massage and I’m sad I have been missing out! This was an awesome place, very clean and tranquil, I came with my mom and we will be back again. Thank you Lena!read more
Latai Fonua
Latai Fonua
19:22 16 Feb 19
My husband and I came in for a couple's massage, and LOVED it! The girls obviously knew what they were doing, and were amazing! We'll be making this a monthly thing!read more
Robertina Tsibulskis
Robertina Tsibulskis
23:14 28 Feb 19
Elaine is wonderful! I found Maternal Massage online because I was in desperate need of a deep tissue massage due to growing pains with my first pregnancy. I have continued to see Elaine monthly and every time I do I feel completely renewed. If you’re looking for a place that will make you comfortable, and listen to your changing needs as your pregnancy progresses, you won’t regret visiting Maternal Massage.read more
Tia Lilly Yoon
Tia Lilly Yoon
20:44 16 Mar 19
I had a very pleasant 1st experience at maternal massage. Lena, my massage therapist, was very knowledgeable and professional. I felt comfortable from the start. I opted to have her perform labor stimulation during the massage, as I was supposed to be induced later that week (and really wanted to go into labor naturally). 48 hrs later I had my baby boy. I would highly recommend Maternal Massage to expecting and postpartum mothers!read more
Jamie Garrell
Jamie Garrell
00:03 13 Apr 19
OMG!! Let me tell you a little something about Ms. Lena at Maternal Massage. She's amazing with her hands, especially since my first massage years ago was not so great. I was always afraid to go get another massage, but holy smokes!! Lena has special hands and recommend her all day!!! Her personality is also amazing as well and just super friendly. Love her!!!read more
Crystal Peaden
Crystal Peaden
22:35 05 May 19
Was recommended to go see Lena, and let me tell you I didn't know what a massage was until I came here! I had such a great experience with the relaxing music, essential oil aromatherapy and wonderful massage! I been to a couple high-end massage places in Las Vegas and nothing was like the experience I had here! Thank you again so much Lena, I have never felt this good in such a long time! Definitely would recommend to anyone I know in a heartbeat to come here!!read more
Christopher Chevrier
Christopher Chevrier
00:49 06 May 19
Lena is amazing! I typically would choose a facial over a massage any day, but Lena has changed that for me! I’ve gone to her for about 5 months of my pregnancy now and I look forward to it every month. She is very nice connected with the body and her movement flows the entire time. I would recommend her to anyone and I plan to continue going to her.read more
mykel ekker
mykel ekker
01:48 14 May 19
After going through my first pregnancy without a massage, a friend of mine recommended (and raved) about the massages she received during her pregnancy. Now that I'm pregnant a second time, I decided that this was something I definitely wanted to try. I'm so glad I did. Having special pillows for my growing belly is awesome. I'm normally a stomach sleeper so it's so nice to get a chance to lay on my front for a while. Elaine has always made me feel at ease and her massage touch is wonderful. She's very understanding of my needs and receptive when I need more or less pressure on certain areas. It's also great that she checks up with me afterwards to make sure that I'm still feeling great after my massage.read more
Molly Schurig
Molly Schurig
16:11 16 May 19
Incredible and effective massages for an extremely reasonable price. I absolutely LOVE Elaine!! This is my 3rd pregnancy and I only had 7 months between my last 2 pregnancies. As a gift, my friend purchased 5 massages for me. BEST GIFT EVER!!!! I'm a fitness professional for a living and very active. Needless to say my body goes through a ton. I have had sciatic pain this pregnancy, and have gone from having trouble walking without pain to pain free in 1 visit. AMAZING!! The space is easy to find and so relaxing!!!read more
Giselle Gorder
Giselle Gorder
19:20 16 May 19
My only regret was that I waited till I was 8 months pregnant to get a massage by Lena! She was amazing! I’d never had a prenatal massage before and she explained everything so well before we started that I was entirely comfortable! The building is so cute and relaxing from the moment you walk in. The massage it’s self was a dream. She did an amazing job! I highly recommend going to maternal massage!!!read more
Monisa Aguilar
Monisa Aguilar
20:20 21 May 19
Lena is absolutely amazing!! I’m pretty picky with my massages and she exceeded my expectations! She is absolutely gifted in massage and has an intuition that automatically customizes each session to fit your body’s needs. I highly recommend seeing her any chance you get! She also specializes is pre/post natal and labor stimulation so definitely give her a try if you are pregnant or just had a baby! I promise you won’t be disappointed:)read more
Jennica Dutson
Jennica Dutson
00:16 22 May 19
I’ve received two massages from their massage therapist, Lena, and can’t stop scheduling more appointments to be treated again. The space is so calm, clean, and relaxing. Their clear effort to care for pregnant women really puts my mind at ease that their services are backed by therapists who know how to safely massage without endangering pregnancies. I love the table set up that allows me to lay face-down!! Beyond that, I really enjoy Lena’s strong, smooth, and sensitive massaging technique- it doesn’t feel too intense, but I can feel that my muscles and tightness are being released while relaxing me at the same time. Her beautifully down to earth friendliness also makes me feel safe and well cared for. If you are pregnant, don’t deny yourself this incredible service!!!!! It’s made my pregnancy soo much better!read more
Sayoko Knode
Sayoko Knode
20:47 29 May 19
I loved Caroline! I have been wanting to get a prenatal massage done forever. I never got the opportunity with when I was pregnant with my first daughter, and with this being my second pregnancy I finally got one done. Best decision. I have not experienced the pains I was feeling in lower back or hips to where I wasn’t able to sleep since I went in and did the massage. I highly recommend a massage for anyone. Caroline was great in making sure I was comfortable the whole time. I can’t wait till my next appointment with her.read more
Brittney Thompson
Brittney Thompson
20:39 16 Jun 19
I love this place! I have been to Lena 3 times now and will continue to throughout my pregnancy. I feel so comfortable and relaxed there! The supports that she uses for your legs and stomach are great and help as your bump gets bigger. I would for sure recommend this place to anyone!read more
Kendall
Kendall
21:41 17 Jun 19

Frequently Asked Questions

What is prenatal massage?
Prenatal massage is also called pregnancy massage or maternity massage. It is a massage that focuses on pregnant women and the changing needs of their bodies. Using specialty pillows and extra training, we can make it safe to receive a massage while pregnant throughout your pregnancy. We can focus on areas like the hips, glutes and low back as those take the brunt of a lot of the changes in the body. Each massage is tailored to what your body needs at the time you come in for your service.
Why is Maternal Massage better than than other clinics in Salt Lake City?

Most importantly, each of our therapists has had extensive training in prenatal massage and each massage is tailored to the client. We don’t treat you as if you are fragile and can do a deeper pressure if that is your preference. We also have specialized orthopedic body support cushions that adjust to accommodate your growing tummy and breasts throughout your pregnancy. At Maternal Massage, we have the knowledge and the experience to provide the best care for you throughout each stage of pregnancy.

We were also voted best Massage in Utah in the KSL Voter’s Choice Awards!

What is required to book an appointment? And what happens if I have to cancel?
When you call to book your appointment, or book online, we will need to know how far along you are and if you have any high risk issues with your pregnancy. Please put that information in the notes. We also do require a credit card to hold your spot. That card will not be charged until the day of service, and you can change your payment method on that day. When you book your appointment that spot is reserved for you and cannot be offered to another client. We require at least 24 hour notice for any rescheduling or cancellation. You can reach us at 385-351-5626 anytime to do this, just text or leave a message. You can also email us at info@maternalmassageutah.com Cancelling or no-showing without 24 hour notice will result in a fee equal to 50% of the service you were booked for. If you give us 24 hour or more notice there will be no charge. If you are in labor, please try to give us as much notice as possible to change your appointment to a postpartum massage. We will charge your card for 50% the service amount without 3 hours notice before the appointment if you are in labor. Pre-Paid packages and services are NON-REFUNDABLE and expire one year from the date of purchase. You may use prepaid, unexpired sessions at any time before, during or after your pregnancy. We guarantee your experience here at Maternal Massage. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.
Are there certain things that can’t be done to a pregnant woman during massage?
There are very few things you cannot do during a maternity massage but you may have heard of a few “myths” that can be a little scary. Let’s address those: a foot massage will not put you into labor, we can use firm/deep pressure, we can massage you during the first trimester, and you can lie facedown (with special supports, which we use).
Is prenatal massage dangerous?
Massage supports a healthy pregnancy and does not cause miscarriage or induce preterm labor. However, there are special considerations and prenatal massage should ONLY be performed by a therapist with extensive training and certifications.
How often should I get a maternity massage?
Although this will vary for every woman, we generally recommend you do it in conjunction with your prenatal doctor visits. This would mean that you get a massage once per month until you are 27 weeks along. At that point we would encourage bi-monthly massages until you hit 36 weeks and then weekly massages until you give birth. Many people choose to do every other week throughout their pregnancy and right on through postpartum. We can work with you to recommend a program that fits your needs.
Can I l face down during my massage?
We use special orthopedic pillows that adjust to your belly and breasts throughout the pregnancy. These enable you to lie facedown comfortably and safely during the massage. Many massage clinics will offer maternity massage but will only do it in side posture. While we can do that if it’s more comfortable, you are able to lay facedown during a massage with the use of our specialty supports.
How long of a massage should I schedule?
Each massage is tailored to your specific needs. If you want a full-body massage, we require a minimum of 60 minutes. Although 75 or 90 minutes is even better and allows us to cover the entire body as well as focus on a few different trouble areas. 30 minute massages are great for treatment of just 1-2 areas.
Do I need to consult with my doctor before scheduling?
We are confident working with almost every pregnant woman. However, if you have certain high-risk conditions that can be inflamed by increased blood flow we do recommend speaking with your prenatal doctor. If you have any questions about this, please ask one of our therapists when booking your appointment.
How soon after childbirth can I get a postpartum massage? How often should I?

It is easy to forget about taking care of yourself after giving birth. But we promise that postpartum greatly improves your mental, physical and emotional health. We liken a postpartum massage to a sports massage after running a marathon. You crossed the finish line and you were running on adrenaline and willpower for the last little bit. Your body needs help healing… and we got you covered!  You can begin treatment after 5 days (we recommend within the first 10) and then you and your therapist can come up with a regular schedule. The goal is to get to 6 weeks of feeling great within a 6 month window. Some may do this faster and others take longer.

There are certain methods and areas we will focus on to help your body recover. It will also help with stress and anxiety. The good endorphins released during a massage can help you feel more rested and calm, letting you enjoy the time with your newborn even more.

BONUS: you can bring your baby with you and we aren’t afraid of leaking. Ask us about childcare services.

What is Labor Stimulation Massage?
Labor stimulation massage can be started at 39 weeks. We can’t guarantee that it will put you into labor but utilizing a series of acupressure points we can hopefully help you get the process started. Also, one of the fastest ways to STOP labor, is to stress about it. Let us help you relax and get your body ready to go naturally into labor.
Do you ONLY work on pregnant women at Maternal Massage?
Absolutely not! Although the majority of our clients are pregnant, we also treat moms postpartum as well as dads and kids. Massage is beneficial to everyone through all stages of life, and we provide care for anyone who needs it. Some of our therapists have extensive training in deep tissue, sports and other modalities as well. Just ask when booking.
Do you accept insurance?

At this time we do not bill insurance, however, if your plan uses a health savings account (HSA) or flex spending account, you can use those to pay for the massage. While we don’t require a note of medical necessity, your insurance company may want one from your physician.

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