How a Pregnancy Massage Helps Reduce Pain, Stress and Tension
Pregnancy is a special and magical time but also full of challenge for expectant mothers. Symptoms ranging from morning sickness, swollen feet, an aching back, headaches and the mood swings are common, and make day to day routines difficult. Pregnancy massage is a great way for a mom-to-be to relax and relieve aches and pains.
Just for Moms
Pregnancy massages are tailored to suit the needs and changing bodies of expectant mothers. Pregnancy puts the body through an endless stream of changes, many of which can cause the body to become sore and tender. As muscles are forced to move and realign due to the expanding womb, and legs and feet are forced to carry more weight than normal, pregnant women are more sensitive to the extreme changes the body is going through.
Prenatal massages focus on the areas of the body that are most effected by a growing baby bump. This includes things such as muscle soreness, stimulating blood flow to relieve swelling feet and legs, helping to reduce anxiety and depression, and much more. With attention to the areas of the body that are most effected by pregnancy, this massage will allow mothers to relieve much of their new tension.
A major concern for pregnant women looking to get a massage is the issue of massage tables, and being able to lay down correctly. Depending on the current term of the pregnancy, most expectant mothers are forewarned not to lay down directly on their stomach or their back, leaving just the sides to be slept on. A pregnancy massage table is specifically shaped for the growing shape of a pregnant body, and features hollowed out areas for expanding stomachs and chests. Additionally, these tables feature more padding and cushioning than other tables, for maximum comfort and support.
Regulation of Hormones
Another important benefit of pregnancy massages is that they have been shown to alleviate and reduce the symptoms of anxiety and depression that are common in pregnant women. By reducing these issues, the overall experience of pregnancy is enhanced. Hormone regulation also has positive effects on the unborn child, and will be noticeable upon their birth. Health issues such as low birth rates can be avoided with pregnancy massages.
Safe and Effective Pregnancy Massage
If you’re ready to try a pregnant massage, it’s time to contact Chiro-Med Rehab Centre. We’ll help to make your pregnancy go smooth, and you will enjoy a relaxed pregnancy and healthy baby.