Prenatal massage can be a wonderful way for a mother-to-be to pamper herself, and ease the discomforts of pregnancy.
Recent studies have concluded that massage therapy performed during pregnancy has many benefits to both mother and baby such as reducing anxiety, decreases the symptoms of depression, relieves muscle aches and joint pains and improves labor outcomes and newborn health.
Mothers-to-be experience unique emotional and physical changes consequently from adjusting hormone levels, increased weight and postural changes.
Benefits of a pregnancy massage
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced edema
- Reduced muscle tension and headaches
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles