Every mama-to-be should make prenatal massages part of their self-care routine because there are so many benefits.
Pregnancy can put many strains on your body and massage helps alleviate some of those aches and pains, especially in the third trimester. It helps your circulation and reduces swelling, which is very common for pregnant women. Massage also helps your sleep patterns which also becomes an issue during pregnancy. As the baby grows bigger, it can be hard to find a comfortable sleep position, and you need to go to the bathroom more frequently.
Prenatal Massage Eases Labor
As you get nearer to giving birth, prenatal massage can help prepare your body for labor. A massage therapist specializing in prenatal massage will know which areas of your body need to be focused on. The therapist can also help encourage delivery if you are overdue and wish to bring on the contractions.
Many therapists specializing in prenatal care believe massage lowers stress levels and encourages the production of those feel-good hormones, serotonin and dopamine. This can lessen your chance of complications arising during childbirth. Who knew there were so many benefits to massage during pregnancy?
More benefits can include:
- Lowering stress levels
- Relieving cramps
- Lower blood pressure
- Rejuvenate and energize your mind, body and soul
Your baby can sense when you are happy, relaxed, tired, or stressed. So the benefits you experience from a prenatal massage will also be passed onto your baby – what a great gift to share between the two of you.
Finally, a massage is a relaxing and pleasurable indulgence and time to disconnect from the world. With no phones, noise, or distractions, you are being cared for and pampered. Where else can you experience such bliss? Soon you will be the one taking care of another tiny human, and you will be on call 24-7. Take the time for yourself while you can!
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