Many women do not consider pregnancy massage as an important part of prenatal care, but it can be an excellent way to promote the health and wellness of both the child and the mother. Also called Prenatal Massage, this type of therapy focuses on the unique needs of a woman during pregnancy.
By promoting the improved function of joints and muscles, prenatal massage improves body tone, circulation and decreases physical and mental fatigue. Pregnancy massage also relieves nervous tension and can help to relieve hormonal depression and anxiety.
Wellness and Relief Through Pregnancy Massage
Every woman’s body is unique, with individualized needs. An expert massage therapist knows how to focus on these unique needs and can address the stress and discomfort of the pregnant woman’s changing body. Prenatal massage is an excellent way to reduce the client’s anxiety and stress, reduce fatigue and promote their overall well-being.
The massage accomplishes its goal by enhancing muscle function, loosening joints, improving circulation and heightening relaxation. Women experience additional stress in their pelvic and lower back areas, and sometimes special positioning is used to alleviate discomfort in these areas. Feel Amazing uses a specialized body support system which allows the expectant mother to lie on her stomach during the massage. This allows us to better access the areas that need to be treated without causing discomfort or harm to mum or baby.
Pregnancy massage can help mothers at any time during their pregnancy, and there are a wide variety of methods that can be used to address the mother’s personalized needs. Each client is treated with a targeted plan specifically for them.
The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage:
- Increased blood circulation
- Reduce stress
- Encourage relaxation
- Alleviate muscle discomforts
- Relieve cramping, stiffness, tension, oedema and knots
- Evacuate lactic acid and cellular waste from the body
- Relieve muscle fatigue
- Reduce and relieve swollen ankles and feet
The Goals of Pregnancy Massage
Prenatal massage is not meant to be seen as indulgent (though it may be beneficial in itself to be indulgent!), but instead seeks to relieve the everyday discomfort and symptoms of pregnancy. This massage therapy offers a wealth of benefits, and the client should speak with her massage therapist regarding specific symptoms she would like to alleviate. By relieving pain and discomfort and promoting relaxation, a pregnancy massage can also help the mother get better sleep, which can lead to an easier pregnancy.
As with any health and wellness treatment, all women, but especially those in high-risk pregnancies, should speak with their doctor before entering a regimen of massage therapy.
Our massage therapists are here to make you Feel Amazing! Read more about the types of massage we offer, and about our dedicated staff who can improve your health and well-being. If you know someone who is in need of a prenatal massage, our Pregnancy Gift Vouchers are an easy way to show your partner, family member or friend that you are thinking of them.