What is Pregnancy Massage Therapy? -

What is Pregnancy Massage Therapy?

What is Pregnancy Massage Therapy?

Pregnancy massage therapy is a wonderful choice for a mother during prenatal care. It is also known as pre-natal massage therapy and is very useful specifically for pregnant women. It aims in providing overall good health to a pregnant woman to support physiologic, structural and emotional health of both mother and baby.

The pregnancy therapy massage enhances function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tone and relieves fatigue.

What are the Goals:

  • Helps in promoting healthy pregnancy by using techniques like relaxation methods, some yoga techniques and exercises
  • Improving health by reducing stress, anxiety and relieving muscles aches, joint pain and stiffness
  • Relieving normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy like backaches, stiffness, leg cramps
  • Relaxing muscle tension, improves circulation and mobility
  • Healthy way to reduce stress and provide overall wellness

Benefits of massage in prenatal care:

  • Massage therapy helps in stimulating soft tissuesand improves lymph drainage which reduces fluid collection in swollen joints
  • Improves oxygenation in soft tissues which provides more nutrients to both mother and baby, thereby helps in improving blood circulation and also increasing immunity and removing toxins
  • Reduces hormonal levels associated with stress which helps in reducing stress
  • Relieving stress on lower back, pelvic floor muscles and nerves and also by releasing endorphin into mother’s body
  • Assists a mother in maintaining good posture. Massage increases muscle tone and flexibility which enhances the ability to carry the extra weight of uterus and by relieving aches, leg cramps and muscle spasms
  • Supporting the blood return to heart and increases blood flow to uterus
  • Also, very effective during labour in managing pain
  • Lowers the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in infants
  • Massage reduces the stress on weight-bearing joints, also helps in relaxing the nerves which promotes good sleep

Hence, massage can be a very beneficial tool in de-stressing and staying attentive during pregnancy. These days most maternity hospitals offer great massage programs for pregnant women that can be enrolled into. This also helps in maintaining a good routine and keeps the mind happy which will help sail through pregnancy easily

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