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5 Reasons to get a Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy is a time of many changes: physical, social, and emotional. Massage is a wonderful way to relax, increase your energy and relieve discomfort.
1- reduces stress and anxiety
2 – alleviates aches,pains, discomforts
3 – reduces swelling
4 – eases constipation, gas and heartburn
5 – mind body connection

You will feel better both physically and mentally after a prenatal massage. Massage will reduce your stress and anxiety, you will sleep better and be able to take a bigger breath. So many common discomforts are alleviate through prenatal massage. Some are back pain, hip, neck shoulder pain, sciatica, carpal tunnel. Swelling is very common in pregnancy. lymphatic massage during pregnancy helps reduce swelling and release any toxins. Prenatal massage keeps thing circulating and moving, which helps with digestive issues like constipation. You will become more aware of whats going on in your own body when you get massage. It helps connect you with the baby and will help during labor.

 

Massage during labor?

Labor support is a wonderful way for your partner to get involved and the benefits are enormous. They will be taught specific massage techniques to alleviate your discomfort during labor and pressure points that can induce labor and speed things along. Who doesn’t want that!!! It is a very hands on private lesson. I will give them the tools to make for a quick, supporting, nurturing labor and they are techniques that they will have forever.

Postpartum

It is just as important to get massage after birth as it is during pregnancy. During this time, nature sets about undoing in eight weeks what took nine months to create.

 

During this time, massage can help:

  • you handle the physical demands of a newborn
  • speed the healing process of hemorrhoids or an episiotomy
  • reduce cellulite
  • if nursing, help with milk letdown or engorged breast
  • ease muscle aches and fatigue
  • reduce swelling in the legs or any other area

 

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