Pregnancy Massage helps keep you and your baby in optimum health during pregnancy. Receiving massage treatments throughout your pregnancy is a wonderful way to nurture your own body as well as your baby within. As well as exercise and a nutritious diet, regular massage helps to keep you in optimum health, easing tension, reducing stress and preventing back pain, muscle aches and other common pregnancy discomforts including headaches and constipation. Receiving pregnancy massage also gives you the time and space to deeply relax and enjoy time with your baby. Massage Therapy during Pregnancy can be used from 16 weeks throughout your pregnancy until birthing.
Benefits of pregnancy massage include:
Enhances the health of you and your baby
Massage treatments have been proven to benefit all of your body’s systems including muscular, circulatory, digestive and hormonal. Improved circulation brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells in your body and also that of your baby – nourishing the both of you.
Eases pregnancy discomforts
Massage can soothe back pain, neck and shoulder pain, headaches, sciatica, cramps, sore hips and aching legs and other discomforts typically associated with pregnancy.
Eases fluid retention in the legs, feet and hands. Reduction in swelling, fluid retention and waste products can also help to improve your energy levels, making you feel less fatigued.
Increased relaxation and decreased stress levels
Pregnancy is a time of great change for your body. Fluctuating hormones and broken sleep can sometimes cause stress levels to rise. Regular massage gives you the space to deeply relax and rejuvenate and the time to enjoy your pregnancy and transition into motherhood.
With an enhanced ability to deeply relax you may also notice that your sleep improves
Prepares you for labour and birth
Massage can help you to develop mind/body awareness. This means that you become aware of where you are holding tension within your body and are able to consciously release it. An essential skill in the birthing room.
Pregnancy is a time of excitement and challenges. It is the time to look after yourself!