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What to Expect from Your Prenatal Massage
June 28, 2018
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Prenatal massage therapy is a healthy way to reduce stress and promote wellness. It will also relieve pregnancy discomforts such as back pain, leg cramps, headaches, and swelling. In addition, it helps reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, increase blood circulation, and relax nervous tension or anxiety. Here is what to expect from your prenatal massage.

During the Massage

Prenatal massage therapists make sure clients are comfortable. They usually encourage a side-lying position with supportive cushions which can prevent strain on the lower back and pelvic area during the massage. Extra strain in these areas can cause unnecessary stomach or back pain.

During the second trimester, you may want to lie on your back with a cushion under one hip to provide elevation. Your therapist may also use specific techniques to fit your personal needs. However, positioning may differ depending on where you are in your pregnancy. Some therapists may use special bolsters with a deep cutout so that you can lay face down. Others may have you lay on your side with pillows under your head and between your legs.

Relief of Symptoms

Focusing on the head, neck, and shoulders during prenatal massage therapy can help relieve headaches. Also, reducing stress through massage can reduce the chances of migraines or tension headaches. Muscle tension is relieved by increasing blood flow to certain areas of the body. Fatigue, back pain, leg cramps, and swelling can also be relieved through prenatal massage therapy. Furthermore, aches and pains of pregnancy are countered by the release of serotonin which is stimulated through massage. A massage can also promote a better night’s sleep during pregnancy. Seeking regular massage therapy will also reduce anxiety and discomfort which can lead to improved sleep patterns.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage Therapy

There are many benefits of a prenatal massage including improved mood and lower stress levels. It can also reduce prenatal depression and anxiety. One of the key benefits of prenatal massage therapy is the ability to lower the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight. Additionally, a prenatal massage can reduce swelling in the legs and feet.

Prenatal massage therapy has proven to be especially helpful during the second and third trimester. Your massage should be soothing and allow you to relax. Prenatal massage stimulates different gland’s in expecting mothers than in regular massage therapy.

If you’re thinking about prenatal massage therapy, Lake Pointe Chiro has everything you need to experience a healthy and pain-free pregnancy. There are many benefits of prenatal massage therapy that can make your life as an expecting mother easier. Contact Lake Pointe Chiro today to find out more about our services or schedule your first appointment.

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