“Becoming a Mother makes you realize you can do almost anything…”
When you are pregnant, your body will undergo to many major changes. You may also experience pains and more stress specially in your second or third trimester. during this trimester, pregnancy can be overwhelming. You need to understand the changes you may experience and how to take care of yourself during this exciting time. It is marked by an invisible but amazing transformation. And this will happen quickly. You may experience the morning sickness, physical changes such as swollen breast, increase urination, fatigue, cravings, heart burns and dizziness. When you think about this symptom you may get a lot of stress. That’s why many pregnant women go to a massage spa to have a pregnancy massage.
What is Prenatal Massage?
Pregnancy or Prenatal massage similar to a regular massage in terms of their goals which are to promote relaxation, soothe nerves, and relieve back and leg muscle pains for soon-to-be mothers. But Prenatal Massage is tailored specifically to the needs of the soon-to-be mothers and their changing bodies, and a reliable licensed massage therapist adjusts their techniques accordingly to avoid miscarriage. In general, the benefit of this massage is it can improve the overall prenatal health for many pregnant women.
What will happen during the massage?
At Myohealing Massage Clinic, only licensed massage therapists are allowed to conduct a massage to a pregnant woman. During the massage, the therapist will handle the soon-to-be mother with extra care to ensure that they are comfortable. Clients should also talk to the therapist about specific needs or issues. Information gathered should include how long have you been pregnant, any allergies, sensitivities, physical discomforts or complications. Beyond this, the therapist should ask questions that address your pregnancy such as your specific issues, needs and expectations.
The therapist will let you lie on your back; they will put pillows under your knees and shoulders. If you’re far along in your pregnancy, they might be position you in a semi-reclining position, wherein you will look at the wall instead of the ceiling. Some prenatal massages also use bolsters used only for prenatal massage with a deep cut-out in the center so you can lie face-down comfortably.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage:
During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping, and sciatica. Aside from that, the lists below are potential benefits of prenatal massage:
- Tranquil relaxation and reduce stress.
- Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
- Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
- Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
- Improves outcome of labor and eases labor pain.
- Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
- Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.