A Prenatal massage is a healthy way to reduce the amount of stress on the body and increase wellness overall. This massage can aid in relieving the many normal discomforts that are associated with pregnancy such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling, also referred to as Edema.
Prenatal massage helps to reduce the amount of stress on weight-bearing joints while encouraging blood and lymph circulation. Another benefit of a prenatal massage is that it helps to relax tension which can lead to better sleep habits and relieving depression or anxiety.
What can I expect at my first massage?
At your first massage, you will be scheduled a consultation and the massage the same day. The massage therapist will talk with you about the issues you are looking to correct. They will go over the benefits of which massage would best suit your needs and then the massage will begin.
How often should I get a massage?
Frequency will depend on your preventative and maintenance needs although, once a month is typically recommended. If your condition requires additional time, your massage therapist will create a plan tailored to meet your needs.
Can I receive a massage up to my due date?
Each person is different but it many cases it is safe to get a prenatal massage up to and beyond the due date. The massage is great way to prepare the body for giving birth. Consulting your doctor is always recommended if you have special circumstances regarding your pregnancy.