Prenatal massage is a popular massage-therapy choice this summer

Scottsdale, AZ (PRWEB) July 15, 2010 — Massage Envy, the nation’s largest massage-therapy provider and spa chain in the U.S., continues to see a high demand for prenatal massages due to the substantial physical benefits it provides pregnant women.

Many pregnant women are adding prenatal massage to their monthly regimen to relieve the typical discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, joint pain and edema. Prenatal massage also helps alleviate the depression and anxiety common among many expectant moms due to hormonal changes.

Massage Envy therapists work to stimulate the lymphatic system, increasing immunity and the removal of excess toxins while stabilizing hormone levels and balancing the glandular system. Massage also helps relax the nervous system, making it easier to sleep soundly. Moreover, expectant moms are positioned on their sides versus the traditional prone position.

“The great thing about prenatal massage is that you see different benefits during each trimester,” said CG Funk, vice president of industry relations and product development at Massage Envy. “From simply relieving headaches and fatigue during the first trimester to enhancing sleep and reducing edema during the third trimester, making prenatal massage a part of your wellness routine is well worth it.”

About Massage Envy

Massage Envy, based in Scottsdale, Arizona, is the leading provider of therapeutic massage in the U.S. The national franchise of massage centers is dedicated to providing professional and affordable therapeutic massage services to consumers with busy lifestyles at convenient times and locations. Massage Envy Spa is its newest concept, offering Murad® healthy skin facials as well as therapeutic massages. Founded in 2002, Massage Envy has more than 600 locations in 42 states, with new centers opening every month. For more information, visit