Pregnancy Massage can help those achy low backs and feet
Aside from massage being relaxing and helping to reduce stress, it is also well known for reducing muscle cramps, and spasms during your pregnancy especially in the lower back, neck, hips and legs. Massage during your pregnancy can also increase blood circulation which can reduce swelling around the ankles a common problem among pregnant women.
It’s a great method used for years to bring support to new mothers to be both physically and emotionally. It improves the outcome of labor pain and reduces stress on the joints such as your knees from carrying the extra weight.
Who benefits from Pregnancy Massage?
- Pregnant women and their poor husbands
If nature had arranged that husbands and wives should have children alternatively, there would never be more than three in a family. ~Lawrence Housman
When is it okay to start getting prenatal massages?
I say start getting your massages as soon as you can. The major key is to find a certified pregnancy massage therapist who understands the changes of your body per trimester and adjusts to it. The only thing your therapist should avoid is direct work/pressure in the pelvic regions during your first trimester and trigger points which cause contractions.
How will the prenatal massage be performed?
With your choice of either a face down prego pillow or side line position, you can be comfortable throughout the massage. Communication is very important so let your therapist know if you are not comfortable. Remember you are getting a massage to relax and relieve muscle tension so stop worrying about the massage itself and relax.
Pregnancy massage rate:
- 60 minutes $100
- 90 minutes $140