Prenatal Massage Therapy
Holisitic Support During Your Pregnancy
Using Prenatal Massage Therapy as part of your care during pregnancy can greatly increase your overall comfort at different stages of your baby’s development.
What are the benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy?
- *Reduces back pain and muscle tension: your ligaments, muscles, discs and joints can be easily irritated or inflammed from the weight of your body and baby – and your own fatigue.
- *Improves nerve pain: Sciatic nerve pain can occur when the uterus begins to apply more pressure from resting on the muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. This spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them to swell and impair the function of nearby nerves. Pain or pins and needles are common symptoms of this. Massage therapy helps release the tension on nearby muscles, which helps soothe the inflammed nerves.
- *Reduces joint pain and/or edema (swelling): Swelling of the limbs and joints during pregnancy is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels in your pelvis by your 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.
Prenatal Therapy should be cleared with your physician…
All expectant mothers should check with their doctors prior to getting a massage. If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, or are on the early stages of pregnancy, prenatal massage may not be recommended.