Modality Spotlight - Prenatal Massage
Oct 1, 2009
Massage offers a drug-free, non-invasive and humanistic approach based on the body's natural ability to heal itself. Massage has many physiological effects. The benefits of prenatal massage are numerous.
Here are just a few:
Contributing to shorter labor and reduced tearing for expectant mothers, as well as lessening the need for medication, minimizing depression and anxiety and shortening hospital stays.
Enhancing the production of t-cells in the mother and the baby. T-cells are part of the body's immune system.
Decreases edema in the lower extremities by increasing circulation.
Increasing circulation, allowing the body to pump more oxygen and nutrients into tissues and vital organs.
Specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts, concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well being of both mother and baby.
Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labor, shortening labor times and easing pain and anxiety.
In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology and emotions of the new mother that may help her to bond with and care for her infant.
If you or a friend are past the first trimester, and you have discussed massage with your physician, call elements today at 941-366-1168 for an appointment or to learn more about how our therapists use prenatal massage to help alleviate stress-related pain, swelling and discomfort during your pregnancy.