What is a pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy massage is a gentle, harmonic soft tissue treatment, which helps to reduce muscle and joint tension during the course of pregnancy.
Regular massage helps to maintain a good posture throughout pregnancy by continuously adjusting misalignments caused by the growing baby. During this period it is important to increase muscle tone and flexibility for an easy pregnancy experience.
For the duration of pregnancy, regular massages may not only help you relax and reduce anxiety, but also help relieving insomnia, leg cramping, muscle spasms, carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion. Massage may also lift depression without the use of medication, according to some scientific studies.
Massage can help Pregnant women on:
Swelling and oedema:
Oedema or swelling of the joints during pregnancy is very common, and is often caused by reduction of circulation and increased of pressure on the blood vessels by the uterus.
Pregnancy massage helps to stimulate the lymphatic system to reduce the accumulation of fluids in swollen joints, as well as aiding with the removal of toxins and waste. This can reduce swelling in hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn’t a result of preeclampsia) that we see a lot in pregnant women.