The benefits of pregnancy massage include increased circulation, reduced anxiety and stress levels, improved sleep patterns during pregnancy.
Massage is also helpful for easing minor aches and pains that may happen throughout your journey to new motherhood.
Those that are pregnant experience considerable discomfort as their bodies change shape in response to the growing baby inside them.
Pregnancy massage is a great way to take care of yourself during your pregnancy. It’s safe and starts after the 12-week scan, so you can enjoy it as long as possible!
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage is a popular complementary therapy for back pain when choices for pain relief are limited. Massage can help to alleviate the aches and pains in muscles as well as joints while easing stress levels during pregnancy.
In addition, it promotes restful sleep at night which helps relieve symptoms of insomnia that many pregnant women experience late into their pregnancies.
A pregnant person can experience discomfort and stress due to the physical, emotional, mental changes that are taking place.
Pregnancy massage is a fantastic form of therapy for these conditions because it provides comfort in many ways: human touch is one of them which can help alleviate negative feelings or worries about pregnancy while preparing you both mentally and physically for giving birth.
Pregnancy massage offers relief from common discomforts experienced during pregnancy like back pain caused by an expanding uterus as well as easing any anxiety an expecting parent might be feeling with its soothing effects on the mind and body’s muscles through receiving gentle touches all over their body such as the neck, shoulders, arms legs feet etcetera.
This type of treatment also helps prepare mothers-to-be emotionally before giving birth.
It also helps maintain a positive attitude and reduces stress levels that are associated with the hormonal changes experienced when pregnant as well as reducing any common fears or concerns you might have at this stage in your life. For example, many expectant parents have apprehension about giving birth or even being scared to go into labour.
However, getting a regular pregnancy massage can help ease any anxiety you might be experiencing about the birth process.
The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage for You
Pregnancy is a time when your body, mind and emotions are changing rapidly. A pregnancy massage helps to boost your spirits and improve overall wellbeing which will benefit both you and your new baby when it’s born.
- Relief from muscle discomforts such as tight muscles, stiffness and knots
- Cramp during pregnancy (link to my Pregnancy Massage Surrey website)
- Promote relaxation and relieve insomnia
- Help to relieve the symptoms of SPD/PGP
- Pregnancy massage therapy has also been found to reduce anxiety and depression caused by hormonal changes
Aromatherapy essential oils safe for use during your pregnancy are also available if required, which are a huge benefit during pregnancy, and can be a great benefit if you suffering morning sickness, stretch marks and also enhances the benefits of massage.
Are there any times that pregnancy massage should be avoided?
Although massage during pregnancy is great for women with a normal, low-risk pregnancy, there are a few times where massage may not be recommended or a Dr’s/Midwives consent is needed:-
- High blood pressure
- Blood clots/Deep Vein Thrombosis (D.V.T)
- Bleeding / Leaking
- If the pregnancy is classed as high risk (depending on the reason, some techniques may need to be avoided)
If at any time during the massage you experience discomfort, please let me know straight away.