Pregnancy (Prenatal) Massage

by | Oct 31, 2013 | 0 comments

pregnancy massagePrenatal massage is massage therapy that is especially tailored to an expectant mother’s demands.  Prenatal massage is different from a regular massage because it demands that a new mother’s body has to be positioned as well as supported in the right way; this is achieved by utilizing pillows and some padding. Padding and the right pillows ensure that both the mother as well as the baby are comfortable.  Further, certain massage techniques like deep tissue massage are forbidden for use on expectant mothers, and specific areas of the mother’s body ought to be avoided as well.

Women who are expecting and who have received prenatal massage have found several benefits after they received the prenatal massage. They have found that it relieves stress, takes away aches that are in the joints and the muscles, and lessens swellings in one’s arms and legs.  When options for relief during pregnancy are limited, prenatal massage fills the void effectively, and it also is a widely used, complementary therapy to treat back pain.

Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.  Therapy of this sort has also been found to reduce anxiety and stress in pregnant women.

After the mother has given birth, treatment will assist in restoring the body back to its normal condition. Prenatal massage may also help reduce and/or eliminate excess water retention. Prenatal massage is fast growing in the United States and around the entire globes as it has attracted the interest of labor and delivery nurses, nurse-midwives, childbirth educators and obstetricians.

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