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Pregnancy Massage Therapy Supports Women’s Health

By December 28, 2012No Comments
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Pregnancy Massage Therapy Supports Women’s Health

Boca Raton chiropractor implements prenatal massage.jpgPregnancy is an exciting time of change and expectations, but without proper care, it is easy for expectant mothers to feel overwhelmed by pain, anxiety and fear. Pregnancy massage therapy supports women’s health and provides natural pain management. Most importantly, prenatal massage helps expectant mothers prepare for a successful natural birth.

4 Benefits of Prenatal Massages

#1: Naturally manage pregnancy pain. During pregnancy, a womans body undergoes profound physiological and hormonal changes. A protruding abdomen and increase back curvature provides room for the expanding uterus and growing fetus. These changes cause pressure on the lower back and thighs. Additionally, many women also experience sciatica pain, lower back pain, and neck pain. Massage is an important part of natural pain management, relieving pressure on the pelvis and lower back, releasing tension from the muscles. Prenatal massage can also help relieve stress on weight bearing joints, including the knees and ankles.

#2: Support a healthy pregnancy. Pregnancy massage therapy, like all types of therapeutic massage, increases the flow of fresh, oxygenated blood through the body. This oxygen rich blood delivers vital nutrients to the fetus. Massage may also help improve digestion and reduce fatigue for expectant mothers.

#3: Naturally manage stress and hormonal fluctuations. While pregnancy is an exciting time, it is natural to feel overwhelmed and stressed. Hormonal fluctuations may cause sudden mood swings and leave women feeling out of control, anxious or even fearful. Massage promotes a deep mind-body connection that relieves stress. Our massage therapists gentle, nurturing touch creates a safe, trusted environment for expectant mothers to relax and unwind.

#4: Help prepare an expectant mothers body for birth. Weekly prenatal massages in the third trimester will mentally and physically prepare the body for birth. Massage helps the body release tension. Preparing the body mentally and physically for relaxation makes it easier to surrender to the natural birthing process. Touch therapy, in the form of therapeutic pregnancy massage, is vital to mentally preparing for a successful, natural birth.

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