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What is Prenatal Massage?

Prenatal Massage is especially designed for pregnant mothers in their second and third trimesters. It is a wonderful complimentary choice for prenatal care. The client is usually laying in a side-lying position making it the most comfortable for the expectant mother. The therapist will provide ample supportive cushions and pillows to enhance support, decrease pressure and increase relaxation during the massage. Prenatal Massage is wonderful for expectant mothers, not only for their body but for their mind, spirits and emotions. Prenatal Massage is wonderful for the typical lower back pain that expectant mothers experience, but also beneficial in reducing swelling in the legs, arms and feet. Due to the significant changes pregnant mothers are going through, Prenatal Massage is a healthy way to promote overall wellness.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage has many benefits for expectant mothers, both physical and emotional. Due to the physical demands of carrying a child, prenatal massage can help with the typical aches and pains associated with pregnancy such as lower back pain, achy feet, soreness of legs, joint pain, sciatica and headaches. Another vast benefit of Prenatal Massage is the relaxation component. Prenatal Massage can help relieve the mental and emotional stress associated with pregnancy. It can help with fatigue by re-energizing you and can improve your overall sleep patterns. Studies have shown that moms-to-be who get a regular massage have lower levels of the stress hormone cortisol and higher levels of the feel-good hormones serotonin and dopamine which has been linked to fewer childbirth complications.

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