Massage therapy during pregnancy is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema (or swelling).
In addition, massage for pregnant women reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension -- which aids in better sleep -- and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Sideline positioning with supportive, soft cushions is used to alleviate the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic area when the pressure of massage techniques are applied.
Massage during pregnancy offers a number of benefits,
Those might include:
Headaches can be relieved by massage focusing on the head, neck and shoulders. In addition, maintaining optimal levels of stress relief through massage reduces the chances of migraines or tension headaches by relaxing trigger point and muscle spasms
Muscle tension created by carrying the extra weight of a baby can be relieved by encouraging blood flow to the afflicted areas
Fatigue, backaches, leg cramps and swelling/edema can all be relieved
Relaxes the nervous system, which stabilises hormone levels and allows for better sleep
Post natal massage is as important as pre-natal care:
Helps the body return to optimal fitness sooner and with greater ease.
Supports the continual physiological changes occuring post-partum.
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