Pregnancy can be a tough ride for most first-time mum. Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling. Prenatal massage therapy is a wonderful way to rejuvenate the tired mum-to-be. Studies continue to show that massage therapy during pregnancy can also reduce stress and anxiety and decrease symptoms of depression.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy
According to Massage Envy, prenatal massages help in releases stress on weight-bearing joints, good for blood circulation which aids in better sleep. Not only that, it also helps to relieve anxiety caused by hormonal changes throughout pregnancy.
Before you engage yourself in this massage therapy, make sure to speak with your doctor if it is okay for you to go for a prenatal massage. And most importantly, ensure that your therapist is a certified therapist in in treating expecting mum. Getting a pregnancy massage helps mum-to-be to be in a more relaxed state of mind.
If you decide to get yourself a massage, it’s important to tell your massage therapist which areas of your body need attention. Let her know right away if anything – including your position – causes any discomfort, even a tiny one, during the massage.