Pregnancy, For You & Your Baby

I wish I had known about Maria for my first pregnancy! She has so many awesome resources that she is willing to share and such a wealth of knowledge that she can tailor to each client. That kind of individual attention is so comforting and has helped build my confidence and calm some of my fears about going through labor this time.
— T.G.

Indianapolis Maya Abdominal Massage & Pregnancy

Pregnancy and Massage Therapy

Whether you are pregnant or in the postpartum stage, holistic pregnancy treatments provide many benefits and can often help when conventional pain relief methods fail.


  • Ease the aches and pains that often accompany pregnancy
  • Decrease the stress related to your pregnancy, helping you and your baby relax
  • Aid in connecting with the unborn child
  • Reduce swelling in the legs, feet and hands (sciatica and carpal tunnel-type stress)
  • Ease the discomfort of restless leg syndrome
  • Improve sleep
  • Help prepare the body for the birth process
  • Support the physical stress and changes associated with carrying and caring for a newborn baby
  • Help restore your body and uterus to its pre-pregnancy condition

Holistic Pregnancy Treatments can also help prevent or treat the following:

  • Morning Sickness
  • Pain while sitting
  • Heartburn
  • Constipation 
  • Weak tingling legs
  • Varicose veins
  • Urinary Track Infections
  • Sciatica
  • Abnormally frequent urination
  • Ligament pain and discomfort
  • Low back pain
  • Headaches
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Breech / Transverse presentation

What is Holistic Pregnancy Treatment?

Holistic Pregnancy Treatment focuses on the special needs of a new mother as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth process – pregnancy, birth, postpartum, and nursing. Many dramatic internal physical changes take place in a woman’s body when she is pregnant, after birth, and during nursing. Specific supportive touch is vital to a mother’s psychological and physiological well-being as she adapts to her changing body.

Holistic Pregnancy Treatments help to ease the pain and discomfort of pregnancy, help the uterus maintain balance in the pelvic bowl, reduce congestion in the low back, as well as provide a nurturing, harmonizing touch. This in turn, nurtures the life of the unborn child; increasing nutrition and vital oxygen via increased blood flow.

We support women with treatments and classes. We provide exercises and stretches as well as nutritional coaching, ways to enhance sleep, and treatments which help your body to prepare for labor and delivery.

How will I be lying on the table?

Depending on what week gestation you are at the time of your treatment, you may be positioned in either a face-up, side-lying or semi-reclining position. The side-lying position is most common with the abdominal/uterine treatment done as you are semi-reclined. Additional pillows will support your body to make you feel safe and relaxed.

How will I feel after treatment?

In addition to being very relaxed, you may feel lighter in your lower back, abdomen and legs. You may even feel more blood flow circulating throughout your body as your uterus settles nicely into your pelvis.

After an initial period of feeling a little sleepy, most women experience an increase in energy and freedom from aches and pains. This can last for several days, possibly weeks. Because treatments increase circulation it is important to drink water after your session. This can aid in healthy blood production for you and your baby and may aid in the removal of any waste products that may have been released during your session.

Why do I need Postpartum Treatment?

Postpartum sessions are designed to help restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition and to address the stress of carrying, and caring for, a newborn baby. The uterus is decreasing in size each day and the abdominal treatment is vital for its proper healing as well as helping to support the bladder and strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Research shows that it can take up to two years for a woman’s uterus to return to a somewhat normal condition after giving birth. Postpartum is the final stage of birth and can last several months. If you have had a caesarean section, the treatment even helps to reduce and relieve the tightness of scar tissue.

While we tend to focus on the newborn child, it is vital that we receive care for our uterus after the birth to aid in a healthy pelvic floor, healthy uterus for future pregnancies, as well as uterine and bladder ligament strength throughout our life.


A healthy, happy, relaxed mother
is a precious gift to a new baby.

I have gone to visit with Maria twice. The first visit was enough to keep me going back. Maria’s knowledge of the body and pregnancy was exactly what i needed. I’d been suffering from low back pain from early in my pregnancy - i’m currently 36 weeks - and after our visit it was the first time I hadn’t had pain for a few days in a row while keeping up my regular activity! The Maya Abdominal massage/work she did helped move the baby off my bladder and for the first time since I became pregnant I didn’t have to go to the bathroom through the night. I went back two weeks later and we checked in with the techniques she’d offered for me to try at home. It was a wonderful experience and I HIGHLY recommend her for anyone but especially for expecting mothers. It’s been wonderful to hear people I know in the community who have been seeing her with varying circumstances and all have such great things to say! I plan to see her AT LEAST once more before our little man makes his grand appearance and definitely afterward for postpartum healing.
— P.L


Contact the Indianapolis Maya Abdominal Massage & Holistic Pregnancy Treatments Office today!

If you are experiencing chronic pain or have specific tension areas, please feel free to email or contact us with any questions or concerns for Abalone Holistic Therapies.