Pregnancy massage provides several benefits to expectant mothers and their babies. At It’s All About You Massage, we work hard to prompt a gentle and soothing massage experience. Based in Kamloops, our team is dedicated to providing exceptional massage and relaxation treatments to cater to all of your needs. At It’s All About You, our highly trained therapists can deliver a pregnancy massage that will help you feel comfortable and at ease.
What is a Pregnancy Massage?
A massage specifically designed to be gentle and comforting, while incorporating techniques tailored to the changing body of an expecting mother.
One example would be that your body's blood volume increases as much as fifty percent during pregnancy. Your massage therapist would avoid using strong pressure and instead opt for lighter, slower strokes.
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Your massage therapist would most likely avoid your abdomen unless it is requested with very light pressure. They will focus on the acupressure points that are safe for most women. your therapist can administer massage to assist you with swelling, and joint pain and you are free to consult with your massage therapist so you remain comfortable.
What are the Benefits of Pregnancy Massage?
Pregnancy massage comes with a number of positive effects such as lowered anxiety, improved sleep and decreased levels of the stress hormone, norepinephrine.
A professionally administered massage can be an effective method of pain management throughout the course of your pregnancy as it promotes blood circulation which can help with back, leg and hip pain.
A recent study into the effect that massage has on pregnancy and labour pain has found that prenatal massages may help expecting mothers have a significantly less painful and shorter delivery. Prenatal massage can keep your muscles toned and relaxed in preparation for labour. The same study found that massage therapy decreased feelings of anxiety, depression and lowered the rate of prematurity in pregnant women. These massages can improve lower back pain by addressing tight muscles and tension in the area around your sciatic nerve.
Research into pregnancy massage has found that massage can boost your immune system and help increase your body’s ability to fight off viruses and tumours.
Is Pregnancy Massage Safe?
Generally, yes. Prenatal massages are mostly considered safe after the first trimester. Massage therapy during pregnancy has many benefits including increasing your overall sense of wellness. Your massage should be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. Your massage therapist will consult with you fully before performing a pregnancy massage.
Please note that it is strongly advised that you consult with your doctor/physician before trying any treatment you are unsure of.
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