What are the benefits of prenatal massage?
- * Reduced back pain and joint pain
- * Improved circulation
- * Reduced edema
- * Reduced muscle tension and
- * Reduced stress and anxiety
- * Improved oxygenation of soft tissues
- and muscles
- * Better sleep
- * Help Hormone regulation
- * Reduction of swelling
Prenatal massage can also improve of nerve pain:
Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves. Massage therapy addresses the inflamed nerve by helping to release the tension on nearby muscle. Many women have experienced significant reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy through regular massage
Is prenatal massage safe throughout the entire pregnancy?
Most women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy during the first, second, or third trimester. Please consult with your OBGYN or family doctor prior to your massage appointment.