Massage during pregnancy offers several different benefits for both mother and baby. A prenatal massage provides many of the same benefits as regular massage, but with enhanced benefits for the mother-to-be.
Prenatal massages aid in appeasing and resting the nervous system of the mother. This can help them sleep better at night which is very important for the health of both the mother and the baby. Some women experience mental anxiety and stress during the course of pregnancy which can be combated through the massage.
Other Benefits That Prenatal Massage Offer:
- Decreased body pain, especially in the back and legs
- Relief of muscle cramps
- Decreased levels of stress hormones
- Increased levels of serotonin and dopamine
- Relieves headaches
- Increase in circulation, which can reduce swelling
- Reduced stress on joints
- Improvement in mood and a feeling of well-being
Prenatal massages also decrease the risk of stretch marks, and also improve digestion in prenatal mothers. Prenatal massages also help in stimulating the soft tissue thereby reducing swelling that is quite common side effect of pregnancy
Prenatal massages are available to second and third trimester mother-to-be’s and are available in 50 minute or 80 minute sessions.