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 enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
Instead of taking pain relieving medications, massage offers a natural, safe, drug-free alternative choice for pain relief and emotional support, since taking medications are often limited during a pregnancy for the sake of the unborn child.
It will help stabilize hormonal levels and helps relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. Soothes and relaxes the nervous system by releasing endorphins into the mother’s body. As a result, the expectant mother feels more relaxed and at ease, and will also sleep more easily and more deeply.
As pregnancy progresses and the uterus enlarges and presses deep into the pelvic bowl, venous return to the heart is hampered. Massage supports the return of blood to the heart and increases 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 will be doing the same for the baby.