Prenatal Massage Therapy
Therapeutic massage has been used for centuries to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension during pregnancy. Modern investigation and research has shown that prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration.
At Elements Massage Mequon, you will find a massage therapist who is certified in prenatal massage.
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can
- Reduce anxiety
- Decrease symptoms of depression
- Relieve muscle aches and joint pains
- Improve labor outcomes and newborn health.
Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish massage.
Swedish massage aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish massage is the recommended massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.
At Elements Massage Mequon, not only will you be getting a massage from a therapist who is certified in prenatal massage, we also offer special prenatal cut-out table which is designed especially for the comfort of mother and the child.
Prenatal Massage as Part Of Prenatal Care
The benefits of massage can improve overall prenatal health for many pregnant women. Along with the guidance and advice of a prenatal care provider, massage therapy can be incorporated into routine prenatal care as an emotional and physical health supplement shown to improve pregnancy outcome and maternal health. Consult with your midwife or obstetrician before beginning any new therapeutic practice.
For more details Call 262-236-9770 or mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org?subject=Prenatal%20Massage
Compiled using information from the following sources:
1. Field, T. (1999). Pregnant Women Benefit From Massage Therapy. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Mar;20(1):31-8.
2. Field, T. (2004). Massage Therapy Effects on Depressed Pregnant Women. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Jun;25(2):115-22.
3. Howell ,Julie, NMT, PMT, Prenatal Health Through Massage Therapy: For Women and Their Babies