During pregnancy, mothers-to-be experience dramatic changes that can cause discomfort and exhaustion. Think about it. You are carrying a baby inside you for several months. This alone creates tension on your back, neck and shoulders. Add to this the sore ankles. And not to mention the mental fatigue!
Preparing for motherhood is truly life-changing, but it doesn’t have to be hard all the time.
Pregnancy massage is one easy way to relieve you of physical and mental stress. It’s a therapeutic technique designed to ease muscles and joints, improve circulation and help expectant women feel good about their changing bodies.
It’s not so different from other types of therapeutic massage, in that both are for relaxation. But for pregnancy massage, it’s all about customizing massage strokes and techniques to suit pregnant women’s needs.BOOK NOW
What are the benefits of a Pregnancy Massage?
How do I lie down?
When it comes to pregnancy massage, body positioning is a bit different.
Your baby bump is in the way, so you won’t be comfortable lying facedown.
But lying on your back is also not recommended, especially after the first trimester, as it strains your back and legs.
The best position for pregnancy massage is to lie on your side while propped by cushions.
You can also be massaged while in a sitting position, supported by an upright massage bed.
Therapists have a range of foam cut-outs and pillows to support your belly and ease any muscular strain.
In case you feel unstable or uncomfortable on the massage bed, tell your therapist right away so that the two of you can decide on a comfortable position for the massage.BOOK NOW
Is it safe for baby?
Getting a massage can benefit your baby.
Massages are associated with a lower chance of premature birth or low birth weight.
Research indicates that massage reduces anxiety and depression in the expecting parent, both of which make it more likely for a baby to be born small or early.
Taking good care of yourself by getting massages may also help your baby be born with lower stress levels.
Newborns born to parents with depression tend to have higher amounts of cortisol in their systems.
So, if massages help you manage your depression, they might also help the baby feel their best from birth.BOOK NOW
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