Prenatal massage is effective treatment for many of the aches and pains brought on by major changes that happen in the body during pregnancy. Massage therapy can easily help common problems like sciatica, low back pain, pelvic pain, achy feet, rib pain, and carpal tunnel syndrome. Of course, spoiling the mom-to-be can help her to relieve stress and mentally prepare for the upcoming labor!
Prenatal massage has been around for centuries in many different cultures. Studies have shown the benefits to prenatal massage are numerous, proving those long ago midwives correct. Benefits include less anxiety, less leg and back pain, better sleep and moods, fewer labor complications, lower prematurity rates, and enhanced immune system. A massage promotes relaxation, which promotes steadier blood pressure, pulse, and respiratory rates. The placenta and fetus are healthier. And everyone knows, happy mom = happy baby.
We recommend scheduling massage at least twice a month during pregnancy. While massage can’t eliminate the underlying cause of the discomfort (a baby!), it can keep the discomforts from getting overwhelming for the mom-to-be and stealing the joy of this amazing time.
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