The Benefits of Prenatal Massage
Updated: Jan 29
Pregnancy and child birth are beautiful, but that’s not to say they don’t come with some discomfort. Back pain, swollen legs and feet, heartburn, and nausea are all common during pregnancy, and I could go on with more.
Pregnancy and childbirth are beautiful, but that’s not to say they don’t come with some discomfort. Back pain, swollen legs and feet, heartburn, and nausea are all common during pregnancy, and I could go on with more.enefits. While we suggest consulting with a doctor before deciding to get a prenatal massage to make sure it’s right for you, our experienced massage therapists will ensure the experience is safe and relaxing.
The first trimester brings an influx of powerful hormones. While the body is adjusting to these hormones people often experience headaches, constipation, and morning sickness. All the physical ailments can couple with the immense stress of preparing for the baby, telling friends and family, and the myriad of doctor appointments. Taking the time for a prenatal massage helps many people find relief for not only their physical pain but also their stress.
In the second trimester starts significant growth. As the belly grows people experience their center of gravity changing, shortness of breath, and back pain. Prenatal massage helps to ease back tension, increase blood flow to the tissue, and enhance body alignment. Although parents usually report the second trimester as the easiest having regular prenatal massage creates a healthy habit for the body and mind.
The third trimester is the end game. As due dates approach so do heavy bellies, heartburn, swollen feet, and difficulty sleeping. In addition to the bodies, physical changes the anticipation starts to build for delivery, which can often be a source of stress. Your third trimester is the ideal time to book a massage, your back will love the attention and it will give you sufficient time to relax.