has many therapeutic benefits for pregnant woman. Massage is helpful not only for the woman, but also for the baby in the womb. This style of massage therapy provides a substantial amount of stress reduction for the mother-to-be. Our therapists are well equipped with all the knowledge on how to best serve pregnant women and how to provide the perfect comfort during their session. Most women experience high levels of stress during pregnancy which can be managed through prenatal massage. Pregnancy massages help in relieving stress and relaxing the nervous system. This can help you sleep well at night which is very crucial for both the health of the mother and the baby. In fact, many pregnant women are advised by their doctors to get a soothing prenatal massage, as this will help keep them healthy, happier and also help reduce the chances of complications during delivery.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
Pregnant women experience pressure on their knees, feet, and low back during pregnancy and often go through unusual emotional and physical changes. These changes include the shifting of their posture due to the weight of the baby. An increase in body weight and change in hormonal balance can also cause balance issue during pregnancy. Prenatal massage therapy treatments aids in reducing these negative aspects of pregnancy. Prenatal massage reduces the severe back, neck, pelvic area, and shoulder pain that is common for pregnant women. This type of massage also aids in the digestion process and blood circulation. Another benefit is the reduction of stretch marks by increasing the elasticity of the skin through massage.
Here is an overview of the benefits of prenatal massage:
- Reduce muscle cramps
- Improves the healthy levels of serotonin and dopamine
- Reduce the levels of physical stress
- Headaceh relief
- Enhances circulation
- Reduce swelling in feet
- Improves mood and the feeling of well-being
- Lessens the severity of backaches, headaches, shoulder and neck aches
- Enhance sleep and reduce insomnia
- Promotes deep breathing and relaxation
- Reduces fatigue
- Reduction of stretch marks by increasing skin elasticity
Prenatal Massage Techniques
Special care must be taken to ensure that you are comfortable before, during, and after your massage. If you experience pain or any other unusual symptoms during the massage, make it known to your therapist right away. Supportive cushions are put in place to help reduce strain on the lower back and pelvis. Depending on your pregnancy stage, your prenatal massage therapist will use different massage techniques, including reflexology and Swedish massage to help maximize your comfort. Many therapists encourage pregnant women to come with their partner or a friend to the massage session. The prenatal massage therapist will explain the Safe techniques that can also be used later on at home, and those that should be avoided. Prenatal massage is typically safe for all pregnant woman. However, if suffering from high blood pressure or diabetes, consult your doctor.
Murfreesboro Massage Therapy is your answer for a prenatal massage.
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