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Benefits of Prenatal Massage

ETMC May 1, 2015

 

prenatal-massage-elements-massage-wellness-newsHaving a child is one of the greatest joys in life. However, before you meet the bundle of joy, your body and your mind will go on a nine-month roller coaster ride of change. Alone from the physical change there’s the exhaustion and emotional change that comes with being pregnant. Prenatal massage can be excellent for you and the baby. 

Stress Relief 
Having a baby is one of the most stressful times in a parent's life. Hormones are rapidly changing, leading to increased anxiety, stress, and depression. A soothing therapeutic massage has proven to lower stress hormone levels and increase dopamine and serotonin levels that help control depression among pregnant women. Lower stress levels can lead to better overall health throughout the pregnancy. This can lead to fewer complications for mom and baby during birth. 

Soothe the Swelling 
When you are pregnant, you’ll undoubtedly experience swelling in your joints. This is because of the reduced circulation and pressure on major blood vessels. Prenatal massage will help stimulate the tissues and help reduce the collection of fluid in your joints. 

Help the Pain
Discomfort and pain will happen when you are pregnant. Regular prenatal massage will help comfort you throughout your pregnancy. General muscle tension, back pain, can lead to headaches and lack of sleep on top of the stress of being pregnant is never a good mix. Relaxing your mind and your body is beneficial for you and the baby. 

If you are pregnant, try consulting with a licensed massage therapist at your local Elements Massage™ studio. A custom massage will help ease the tension in your mind and your body, making your pregnancy a little easier for you and your baby.

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