Benefits of Prenatal Massage

by | Nov 3, 2021 | Services

We know that carrying a baby can take a toll on your body, that is why we suggest a Prenatal Massage. There are so many benefits to a Prenatal Massage other than relaxation during the session. There are a lot of things you can not participate in while you are pregnant but massage is not one of them.

When you come in for your massage we suggest you lay on your side while being propped up by pillows or you can receive a neck and shoulder massage while sitting up. These positions are the safest for you and your baby. In place of offering a table with a hole for your stomach we feel it is more comfortable and relaxing for you to lay on your side with pillows.

Improved Swelling
After receiving the Prenatal Massage you should start to see improvements in several ways. One of the improvements in Prenatal Massage is reduced swelling. Swelling can occur when your body does not get proper circulation. Massage is a great way to increase circulation, especially in your legs and feet.

Improved Sleep
Another great benefit of Prenatal Massage is improved sleep. As expecting mothers you can lose sleep to back pain or stress but massage is a great way to reduce both symptoms. Massage can help release tension in the muscles causing your back pain and providing you relief. With the relaxing act of massage and the tension release from your muscle, you can feel the stress melt away. A Prenatal Massage can get to the source of your sleep loss and increase the quality of your sleep.

Improved Stress and Relaxation
Adding a Prenatal Massage to your routine can also help reduce labor complications. When you get a massage your hormones can better regulate, lowering your stress hormones. Lowering your stress hormones will result in fewer birth complications. Not only your hormones but the relaxing of your muscles can help your labor to go smoothly. You want to be relaxed as possible heading into the delivery of your baby.

FAQ About Prenatal Massage

  • What makes Prenatal Massage Different? The difference between Prenatal Massage and a regular massage is the way you lay as well as the places of massage. In a Prenatal Massage, you lay on your side, not on your stomach or back. There will be no abdominal massage to avoid any pressure.
  • When to avoid Prenatal Massage? It is best to avoid Prenatal Massage if you are feeling sick or nauseous. It is also best to avoid Prenatal massage if you have a high-risk pregnancy. Talk with your doctor to decide if a Prenatal Massage is right for you.

Although there are many benefits to prenatal massage it is important to check with your doctor before beginning. If you have a high-risk pregnancy or are unsure it is always safe to check with your doctor first.

While carrying another human you deserve some pampering. There are many benefits to having a Prenatal Massage and you do not want to miss out on them if your doctor feels it is a right fit for you. Call our office today to set up your Prenatal Massage.

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