How massage can help with pregnancy

Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored to the expectant mothers needs. It is also called pre-natal massage. What sets this type of massage apart from others is the fact that they mother's body must be properly positioned and supported during the massage, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints.

It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy. Massage therapy has been found to reduce anxiety and depression, making the pregnancy an overall more relaxing experience.  Many massage therapists do not recommend massage in the first trimester. Also, women with certain health conditions may not be able to have pregnancy massage. It's best to consult your doctor and a certified pregnancy massage therapist. 

Help make your pregnancy a little more relaxing – schedule a massage today!