Maternity Massage or Prenatal Massage during pregnancy provides therapeutic body work that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of the childbirth experience. It is a fast-growing field in the United States, that has attracted the interest of labor and delivery nurses, nurse-midwives, childbirth educators and obstetricians. Massage therapy enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.
The popularity of prenatal massage is the result of a trend toward a higher level of wellness, especially during pregnancy. Many women are postponing childbirth until they have achieved other goals, such as careers and relationships. Because of this, pregnancy is anticipated and enjoyed to its fullest for the wondrous experience it is. Today’s pregnant women – along with other health care consumers – are looking for alternative approaches to support traditional health services.
What are the benefits?
Emotional Support and Nurturing Touch
Relaxation and Decreased Insomnia
Stress Relief on Weight Bearing Joints, such as ankles, lower back and pelvis
Neck and Back pain relief caused by muscle imbalance and weakness
Assistance in Maintaining proper posture
Preparing the muscles used during childbirth
Reduced Swelling in hands and feet
Lessened Sciatic pain
Fewer calf cramps
Headache and sinus congestion relief
Is Therapeutic Pregnancy Massage for you?
If you are having any problems or complications with your pregnancy before you begin, we will need to know and get approval from your physician.
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