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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage for a pregnant womanPregnancy and Prenatal Massage Therapy

Pregnancy Massage (prenatal massage) is a style of massage and bodywork designed specifically for pregnant women. Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s body endures tremendous stress due to dramatic physical, mental and emotional changes. Using various techniques specially developed for the expecting mother, pregnancy massage helps release the pain and discomfort experienced throughout pregnancy. The benefits are profound, including emotional support, the relief of joint pain due to extra weight and postural imbalance, and improved breathing and relaxation. Massage and bodywork can be done right up to labor with a massage Doula, and we can continue postpartum.

The recommended frequency for a pregnancy massage while pregnant is every two weeks until the third trimester. At the third trimester, massage is recommended one time per week and one time per week postpartum.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

  • Decreased depression

  • Decreased anxiety and stress

  • Decreased leg pain and back pain

  • Decreased nerve pain

  • Decreased swelling at joints

  • Decreased Cortisol levels

  • Decreased excessive fetal activity

  • Decreased pre-maturity rate

  • Decreased labor pain and time in labor

Scientific Studied on Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage and its effectiveness.

There is tons of information positive for Pregnancy massage unless you are high risk and or a number of other medical factors. This is best to have a prescription for the massage from your OB-GYN to make sure it is safe for not only your baby but you.

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