Expecting a baby is the most amazing journey a woman will experience. However, it can also be a stressful time as our bodies change dramatically. During my pregnancy, aside from a little muscle stiffness between my shoulders and lower back, one of the problems I faced was my joints swelled badly due to poor blood circulation and increased pressure on blood vessels.
After getting some recommendations. I have chosen to ease my problems by enrolling myself in a pregnancy massage package. You may be wondering what are the benefits and how prenatal massage can help you.
Here are some benefits of prenatal massage:
- Encourage relaxation
- Reduce backache and joint pains
- Relieve tired aching legs
- Help with swollen hands, legs and feet
- Improve night cramps
- Improve breathing and digestion
- Improve mum and baby’s health by reducing the negative impacts of stress on both
- Contribute to easier and shorter labors
The fact is when you receive a massage, the tissues holding onto the fluids may
release them and help to decrease swelling and stimulation of the lymphatic system can also remove certain toxins from the body.
The relaxation that prenatal massages provide is like a tune-up for your car. The body runs better and experiences less stress.
I’ll definitely recommend a pregnancy massage as a lovely way to relax, to bond with your little one and to help ease some of the common ailments associated with the stresses and strains of your changing body and it certainly enough to give that feeling of working and relaxing the muscles.
If you or someone you know is expecting a baby, why not give it a try!
Pregnancy Massage can commence from the second trimester onwards to 36 weeks of pregnancy. It can be done once a week massage or based on your preferred choice. However, if you are having a high risk pregnancy it is best to seek advise of your gynae or midwife before seeking a massage therapist.