Have a Healthier and more Relax Pregnancy with Our Prenatal Massage
The time of pregnancy is a time of great bliss and excitement but it often comes with some physical and emotional discomfort. Whether it is back pain, swelling of extremities, anxiety, and depression, prenatal massage therapy can provide great relieve during pregnancy. A well trained therapist can apply the appropriate technique to improve the symptoms in a swiftly and safe manner.
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Some Benefits of Prenatal Massage Include:
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced edema
- Reduced muscle tension and headache
- Reduce stress and tension
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
- Better sleep
Studies done in the past 10 years have shown that hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered, leading to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health, when massage therapy was introduced to women’s prenatal care. In women who received bi-weekly massages for only five weeks, hormones such as norephinephrine and cortizol (“stress hormones”) were reduced and dophamine and serotonin levels were increased (low levels of these hormones are associated with depression
These changes in hormone levels also led to fewer complications during birth and fewer instances of newborn complications, such as low birth weight. The evidence points strongly to maternal and newborn health benefits when therapeutic massage is incorporated into regular prenatal care.
Reduction of Swelling
Edema, or swelling of the joints during pregnancy, is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus. Massage helps to stimulate soft tissues to reduce collection of fluids in swollen joints, which also improves the removal of tissue waste, carried by the body’s lymph system.
Improvement of Nerve Pain
Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves. Massage therapy addresses the inflamed nerves by helping to release the tension on nearby muscles. Many women have experienced significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy through regular massage.