Today, I wanted to write about the AMAZING benefits of Pregnancy Massage. As many of you know, when going through your pregnancy journey, there are many changes to your body to accommodate your growing baby inside your belly & along with this, there may be some areas of tightness, pain, discomfort, sickness & anxiety . I want to stress to you that it is extremely important to not only look after your baby in your belly, but also You (the mother).
Many people seem to think that receiving a Pregnancy Massage would just be a "Treat". But I amon a missionto educate you that Pregnancy Massage is not a Treat, it is "Treatment" & will help you along the way with all of your tightness, pain, discomfort , sickness & anxiety.
Pregnancy Massage Therapy can address the various physical changes of pregnancy: oedema, foot, leg or hand discomforts. Pain in the lower back, pelvis & hips. Swedish massage may facilitate gestation by supporting cardiac function, placental and mammary development, and increasing cellular respiration. It can reduce oedema and high blood pressure as well as contribute to sympathetic nervous system sedation.
There has been research on the benefits of touch is providing a contemporary for its reintroduction into maternity care.
Women who are nauseous and or vomiting through out their Pregnancy, experienced a decrease in these discomforts when they applied finger pressure to a specific acupressure point on their forearm several times a day.
Pregnant women massaged twice weekly for five weeks experienced less anxiety, leg & back pain. when compared with control groups who practiced relaxation only, the women who had had massage reported better sleep and improved moods, and their labour had fewer complications, including fewer premature births. (TField)
Studies show that women receive nurturing touch during later pregnancy, they touch their babies more frequently and lovingly.
During labour the presence of a doula, a woman providing physical and emotional support, including extensive touching and massage, reduces the length of labour and number of complications, interventions, medications and caesarean sections (Etal: C.Osborne-sheets 2001, TField & PMA)
There is a profound physiological; functional, emotional relational & lifestyle changes occur during gestation & labour, often creating high stress levels. too much stress can negatively affect mum & infant health, resulting in reduced uterine blood supply and higher incidence of miscarriage, prematurity & other complications. Pregnancy Massage can help woman approach their due date with less anxiety as well as physical discomfort. Even apart from easing specific aches, massage can act as an overall tonic & increase the Expectant mothers body awareness.
With various forms of massage therapy, including Swedish, deep tissue, neuromuscular, remedial, stretching, movement, traditional Chinese medicine & shiatsu may be applied through out Pregnancy, as well as labour & the Post Natal period, it is safe to say that Pregnancy Massage is extremely affective & safe. Whilst helping you treat the pain & discomfort you are experiencing.
If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to to contact me and ask, as I am more than happy to help you throughout your entire Pregnancy journey, Post Natal, Recovery & Beyond!!
~ Jess. Xx
The below is a post I have pinned to the Nurturing Massage & Fitness FB account.
Pregnancy Massage is so Beneficial for both Mum & Baby. It can help you to relieve your Lower Back Pain, Pelvic Pain, Sciatic Pain & it releases hormones tohelp you relax.
PREGNANCY MASSAGE BENEFITS
♡ Decrease Your Lower Back Pain
♡ Decrease Sciatic Nerve Pain
♡ Decrease Your Pelvic Pain
♡ Improve Your sleep
♡ Reduce Swelling & Oedema
♡ Stabilise Hormonal Changes
♡ Mother ~ Baby Connection
♡ Increase Your Relaxation to Reduce Anxiety
I am a Fully Qualified & Experienced Practitioner of Pregnancy Massage & also a Mum.
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