Pregnancy massage is a great addition to an expecting mother’s prenatal care. Massage can relieve a lot of the stress, both physical and emotional, that comes along with pregnancy. Also, it promote good health and overall well-being for both mother and child. There are many benefits to having a prenatal massage. Here are the top four most beneficial.
1. Increased Circulation
Massage therapy works to improve blood flow and lymphatic circulation. As a result, blood pressure tends to stay at healthy levels. The increased blood flow can also relieve muscle tension. This is especially helpful in areas of the body afflicted by the extra weight brought on by carrying a baby.
2. Decreased Swelling
Various prenatal massage techniques used by registered massage therapists help combat the sore or swollen legs, feet, and lower back. This type of massage helps by reducing pain and edema that are common during pregnancies.
3. Relieves Pain and Discomfort
Headaches, lower-back pain, neck and shoulder tension brought on by pregnancy can be relieved by the release of serotonin during a massage. In addition, the RMT can use certain techniques to target pain and discomfort in specific areas of the body.
4. Reduce Stress Brought on By Hormones to Improve Sleep
Massage therapy during pregnancy, as well as after, provides many benefits that pay off at bedtime. It reduces anxiety and clears your mind. For your body, it diminishes discomfort, increases relaxation, and facilitates the release of endorphins. For both body and mind, it’s a powerful tool for balancing your sleep patterns and giving you a good night’s rest!
Our RMTs have experience working with mothers-to-be. We gladly offer pregnancy massages in Vancouver. Remember to consult with your doctor before booking to ensure that a pregnancy massage is a right choice for you. That’s important for pregnancy, because each is different and requires different prenatal care routines. Even more critical, you need to consult with your doctor if your pregnancy is classified as high-risk. If your doctor agrees, Davie Village is here to make your pregnancy easier and more comfortable.