Massage During Pregnancy?
Massage during pregnancy not only
makes a woman feel pampered, but offers undeniable physical benefits as well.
Massage can relieve fatigue, help in relaxation, enhance sleep and calm an
- Alleviate backaches
- Reduce fatigue
- Relieve leg cramps
- Reduce oedema
- Enhance sleep
- Relieve your aches and pains
While prenatal massage is suggested
for nearly all mums, there are considerations for the safety and comfort of
mother and baby. Please acquire a doctors certificate for appointments made in the
first trimester. Any involved complications as pre-eclampsia, gestational
diabetes, etc., will require a certificate as well.
During the 2nd and 3rd trimester of
the pregnancy, massage can stimulate blood flow, which may assist in the
prevention of anemia. An increase in muscle tone and flexibility will occur,
aiding in alleviating leg cramps and muscle spasms.
The pregnancy massage is very
similar to ordinary massages, however the pregnancy massage is performed by a
trained specialist in prenatal massage who understands the individual needs of
the expecting mother - and baby.
Muscular discomforts, such as cramping,
tightening, stiffness, tension, and knots, can all be alleviated.
This treatment is specifically
designed to help alleviate problems associated with pregnancy, including:
- Back ache
- Pelvic pains
- Neck and shoulder pain
- Increasing blood flow and circulation
- Upper and lower back pain
- Massage can help relieve depression or anxiety
caused by hormonal changes one is experiencing.
- Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts
during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, oedema, and sore, swollen ankles and feet.
- Massage increases local and general blood
circulation, which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both
the mother and fetus. This means greater vitality and less fatigue for
mother and better nourishment for her baby.
- Massage helps nervous tension, which helps the
mother sleep more easily and more deeply.
- Massage can be used during the birth to make it
easier and more comfortable for the labor.
Pregnancy Massage, Change, even welcome change is stressful.
The tension caused by stress, along with the physical changes of pregnancy, can
sap your energy for coping day-to-day. A soothing massage can relieve physical
and emotional tension, help you sleep better, and boost your energy