Massage is an important part of prenatal care. It not only relieves pregnancy discomfort, but it also allows your body to do what is necessary in order to keep you and your baby healthy.
Pregnancy is a beautiful – but often uncomfortable – time for a woman. As she grows new life within her body, she experiences aches, pains, and fatigue like she’s never known. Fortunately for expecting women, prenatal massage helps to relieve those symptoms so that they can enjoy the miracle that is their unborn baby.
Here are a few things a prenatal massage can do for you:
• Reduce stress
• Relieve back, neck, and head pain
• Reduce swelling
• Alleviate cramps
• Lessen stress on weight-bearing joints
• Improve sleep quality;
• Encourage blood and lymph circulation;
• Minimize anxiety and depression associated with hormones.
Prenatal massage isn’t just a one-time fix. Regular massages can provide continuous symptom relief throughout your pregnancy. For instance, prenatal massages help you better manage headaches by keeping trigger points and muscles spasms to a minimum. And the release of serotonin, the body’s natural anti-pain chemical, during massage acts to combat recurring aches and pains.