Pregnancy is a unique time in a woman’s life filled with new experiences, excitement, and many significant physical changes that may sometimes be uncomfortable. When you’re looking for relief from sore muscles and swollen joints during pregnancy, look to massage! Health benefits of a prenatal massage include:
Reduce sciatic nerve pain
Sciatica during pregnancy can be caused by a combination of reasons such as weight gain, fluid retention, or the position of the baby. During this time, your center of gravity is pulled forward, causing your lower back to stretch and your muscles in your pelvic area and buttock to tighten and pinch the nerve.
Massages help reduce this pain, by relaxing and releasing pressure in the affected area, leaving you feeling comfortable and pain-free.
Swelling, or edema, in your feet, legs and hands are normal during pregnancy. This is usually caused by reduced circulation, increased pressure on major blood vessels, and retained fluid in the body. A prenatal massage can help stimulate the soft tissue, moving extra fluid out of the way and allowing nutrient-rich blood to move freely throughout your body.
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced muscle tension and headaches
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
- Improved sleep (and anyone who has been pregnant knows that this one is a necessity!)
Prenatal massages are a great way to help you feel your absolute best during your pregnancy and prepare your body for labor. We offer pregnancy massages to help alleviate pain and reduce stress. Treat yourself to a specialized pregnancy massage that supports you while your body supports your baby. Contact us to book your appointment!