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Prenatal Massage: What's it all about

Prenatal Massage: What's it all about

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If you are pregnant, you are probably feeling bloated, soar and just plain uncomfortable. Prenatal Massage is perhaps the best relief for your needs during pregnancy.

But what even happens during a Prenatal Massage? If you have chosen Elements, you will be utilizing a massage table that is specifically designed for pregnant women with a cut out of your baby bump. Outside of that, your massage will be fairly typical to your normal massage sessions. Your therapist will perform relaxation techniques as well as techniques targeted to relieve muscles tension and stress. 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. Additionally, it can reduce swelling in your hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn't a result of preeclampsia), relieve carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion — all common pregnancy problems. Massage may also lift depression without the use of medication, according to some scientific studies. Ultimately, massage has been linked to improved labor outcomes, which is the most important thing of all.

Prenatal massage comes with inherent risks, which is why you should always inquire with your massage studio about the appropriate certifications and recommendations. Elements has therapists specifically certified and licensed for prenatal massage.

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