Prenatal Massage

There are several benefits to prenatal massage that can improve the overall experience and outcome of your pregnancy. Some of the benefits include:

Reduction of swelling

Swelling of the joints during pregnancy is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus. Massage can help to stimulate soft tissues and reduce the collection of fluids in swollen joints, which can also improve the removal of tissue waste that is transported by the body's lymph system.

Improvement of nerve pain

Nerve pain can be experienced by women in late pregnancy as the uterus will rest more and more on muscles of the lower back and pelvic floor. This pressure can spread tension to leg muscles, causing them to swell and pressure nearby nerves. Massage addresses the nerves by releasing the tension on nearby muscles which can significantly reduce pain.

Other potential benefits of prenatal 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
  • Better sleep

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