Prenatal massage therapy is the modality of massage that is performed during pregnancy. Nothing in the world can prepare a woman for the demands of pregnancy; the changes from head to toe is incomparable to any other natural development.
We HIGHLY encourage pregnant woman seeking a prenatal massage to FIRST have a doctor’s consultation before requesting an appointment.
Wondering if you should request an appointment for a prenatal massage? Below are some of the benefits as to why a prenatal massage might help you through your pregnancy!
Hormone regulation. Hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress, such as norepinephrine and cortisol, were reduced. In contrast, dopamine and serotonin levels were increased which leads to mood regulation.
Reduced swelling. Swelling of the joints during pregnancy is caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on blood vessels by the uterus. A prenatal massage stimulates soft tissues to reduce fluids in swollen joints.
Reduced static nerve pain. As the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvis and lower back, tension spreads to the muscles of the upper and lower leg causing swelling. A prenatal massage helps to relieve tension on the nearby muscles.