Pregnancy massage has been applied as a valuable, effective therapy in nearly all traditional cultures for thousands of years. It is a wonderful complementary choice of prenatal care which promotes overall wellness and relives many discomforts experienced during pregnancy.
Carrying a baby is hard work! And the results can sometimes leave negative effects on you physically and emotionally and this is why it is so important for you to take time out to focus on balancing your mind, body and spirit before baby arrives.
By applying gentle pressure to the spine with smooth massage technique, a wide variety of positive effects occur which can help relieve a number of unwanted pregnancy symptoms including:
Increase Blood Circulation
Massage increases the blood flow around the body which provides more oxygen and nutrients to both mother and baby. It also stimulates the lymph system, thereby increasing immunity and removal of toxins.
Stabilise Hormone Levels
During pregnancy your hormone levels are on over drive which sometimes can make your feel anxious or depressed. Prenatal Massage uses techniques designed to help you relax and unwind, helping you to balance your mind, body and spirit so you can fully enjoy your pregnancy.
Muscle Aches and Pains
The most common prenatal condition is upper and lower back pain. Unknowingly, carrying baby can often lead to bad posture which can strain on the lumbar region of the spine causing discomfort. Applying gentle pressure through massage technique is a great way of relieving pain and removing tension around the spine.
Massage assists in soothing and relaxing your nervous system by releasing endorphins into the blood. These Endorphins aid with sleep and general relaxation, leaving you feeling totally rejuvenated.
Whilst pregnant you will notice that your skin tightens and then becomes looser after labour. During massage a natural oil is applied which is designed to nourish and moisturise the skin, helping to reduce the appearance of stretch marks.
Hormones during pregnancy are always a bit scatty and can often leave you feeling anxious, moody and depressed. The prenatal express boost massage is designed to be an effective emotional healer, aiming to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.
During the later stages of pregnancy your digestive system becomes weaker, allowing time for baby to absorb the nutrients. During this time the stress of this can make heartburn worse, so massage will reduce tension and anxiety and help ease these symptoms.