Pregnancy Massage during can prove to be a very beneficial addition to your self-care during the beautiful process of maternity. Massage therapy addresses many of the common discomforts of pregnancy caused by hormone shifts, skeletal changes and circulatory changes of the body. Here are the benefits of massages during your pregnancy:
- Reduced anxiety
- Decreased stress
- Reduced symptoms of depression
- Relieved muscle and joint pain/tension
- Improved labor outcomes
- Mood regulation
- Reduced swelling and/or edema
- Reduced sciatic nerve pain
- Improved sleep quality
There are some precautions for prenatal massage as with any therapeutic approach to your health during pregnancy. Please consult your health care provider, or doctor to see if massage is right for you in your pregnancy journey!
Please Note: Massage therapy can be received at any point in your pregnancy – first, second, or third trimester, however, there is generally an increased risk of miscarriage in the first trimester of your pregnancy (first 12 weeks). Please ensure that you are cleared by your doctor before getting massage, or acupuncture treatments during this period of time.