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Pregnancy Massage

What is Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy massage also known as prenatal massage, is becoming increasingly popular with expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage techniques can include anything from a full body Swedish massage to light massage work that might include other modalities such as circulatory work, reflexology or cranial sacral therapy.

Massage therapists must be certified in pregnancy massage in order to know the proper way to position and support the woman’s body during the massage, and how to modify techniques. Specific techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns which can improve the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and fetus.

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Modern investigation and research is proving that prenatal massage therapy can be a very important ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be considered but of course with caution.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage 

  • Reducing stress

  • Decreasing swelling in hands, feet and ankles

  • Relieving aches and pains

  • Reduces anxiety and depression

  • Eases muscular discomforts

  • Tones lose muscles

  • Decrease insomnia

  • Lessens fatigue

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Increases blood circulation

  • Can be used during the birth as well as after making both experiences easier and more comfortable

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Pain and Anxiety during Birthing Process is decreased with Massage Therapy