You have a lot to think about while expecting a child. Pain and stress should not be two of those things.
Prenatal massage focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. It can enhance the function of muscles and joints, improve circulation and relieve mental and physical fatigue.
As pregnancy progresses and the uterus enlarges and presses deep into the pelvic bowl, venous return to the heart is hampered. Massage can support the return of blood to the heart and has the ability to increase blood flow to the uterus and placenta. With the enormous demands placed on the circulatory system during pregnancy, blood volume may increase up to 60 percent compared to pre-pregnancy levels.
Massage has a wide range of physiological, emotional and psychological benefits, including the potential relief of:
- Sacroiliac & Hip joint pain
- Tension and knots
- Neck pain
- Lower-back pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Nasal congestion
- Inter-scapular pain
- Upper-back pain
- Heartburn and acid reflux
- Shortness of breath
By using supporting pillows specially designed for pregnancy massage, you will be placed on the massage table in the most comfortable position possible. Quite simply by reducing or relieving your stress, you can do the same for the baby.