What is Pregnancy Massage? More and more expectant mothers are discovering the benefits of pregnancy massage. Pregnancy Massage focuses on the special physical needs of the mum-to-be, providing a nurturing and soothing touch. It induces a feeling of well-being due to improved circulation, reduction in pain, relaxation effects, healing and increased energy. The benefits of relaxation and a balancing of emotions can be passed on to the baby, cortisol and endorphin levels are brought into balance.
What are the benefits?
Helps reduce stress and anxiety
Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
Relieves muscle aches, cramps, spasms, myofascial pain/stiffness especially in the lower back, neck, hips and legs
Helps the lumbar region balance and relieves discomfort, caused by postural changes
Helps to soften and release the buttock muscles to reduce sciatic pain
Improves blood circulation which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both mother and baby
This means greater vitality and less fatigue for mum and better nourishment for the baby
Increase in blood and lymph circulation which can assist in reducing fluid retention
Enhances the health and nourishment of skin and underlying tissues
Reduces painful headaches
Reduces sinus congestion
Helps to lower blood pressure
Helps prepare the body for childbirth by loosening the pelvis and ridding of tension prior to the onset of labour
Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering
The massage treatment is mainly carried out in a reclining side-lying position with plenty of blankets, towels and pillows for support and comfort. This is not only really comfortable, but safe for you and your baby. The massage addresses the scalp and face, neck and shoulders, arms and hands, the back and hips as well as the legs and feet.