Prenatal (Pregnancy) Massage
Massages are great no matter where you are and in what condition. However, for women, especially pregnant women, a prenatal massage can be the most relaxing and beneficial thing. Pregnancy can cause a lot of muscle tension and physical stress. A great way to cure is to get a professional prenatal massage.
What is a Prenatal Massage?
A modified version of an everyday conventional massage that specifically caters to the physical condition and needs of a pregnant woman is known as a prenatal massage. This type of massage is specially done taking into consideration the physical structure of a pregnant woman, any sorts of muscle soreness she may have, and the amount of tension in her muscles. To relieve all of this, a prenatal massage has specifically designed techniques.
The professional who massages you i.e. the masseuse should be an expert in the field and highly trained. If so, you are in perfectly safe hands. Otherwise, untrained and unprofessional individuals can end up causing complications and physical harm to the mother and the baby. It is recommended that expecting mothers go to recognised spas with highly trained professionals to avail these massages.
Why is a Prenatal Massage Important?
Pregnant women face a lot of physical changes and experience a lot of exhaustion and anxiety. They have swollen breasts, a large tummy, and swollen feet and legs most of the time. Because of the added weight of the fetus, they cannot lie on their back, as they risk putting pressure and blocking the artery that supplies blood to the legs. They have a lot of back pain because they cannot properly rest and also because of the added weight. This and a lot of other health concerns like tensions and anxiety etc. can end up being problematic for the mother and the child during the pregnancy.
Hence, it is recommended that pregnant women get prenatal massages to reduce anxiety levels, ease muscle tension, and help with pain and swelling in the body.
The Benefits of Pre-Natal Massages
As discussed above, a pre-natal massage can end up being very relaxing and health benefiting for a pregnant woman. The benefits of a pre-natal massage includes but are not limited to:
- Decreased pain (especially in back and legs)
- Reduced stress levels
- Reduced muscle tension
- Better sleep
- Lowered anxiety
- Improved mood
- Improved swelling
- Helped improve milk supply after childbirth
- Improved labour outcomes
Should You Consider a Prenatal Massage?
If you are a pregnant woman who faces a lot of physical stress, muscle pain, soreness, and swelling, then you should definitely consider a prenatal massage. Even though its health benefits have not yet been rigorously tested out, most women feel and see positive results soon after they get prenatal massages. Read more about why you should consider prenatal massage.
Unfortunately, there are a lot of myths surrounding prenatal massages. According to a lot of ‘experts’, if a pregnant woman gets a prenatal massage, she can end up getting hurt and miscarrying.
Miscarriage is defined as the spontaneous loss of pregnancy. It is nothing but a false tale that a pregnant woman will end up miscarrying if she gets a prenatal massage in the first three months of the pregnancy i.e. the first trimester.
If done correctly, and by a trained professional who specialises in prenatal massages, then there are no possible harms associated with prenatal massages. There can be multiple reasons for miscarriages, but a pre-natal massage by a professional masseuse is not one of them.
What We Offer?
Prenatal massages are very beneficial for pregnant women. Many women state that they have observed significant results. However, it is recommended that pregnant women consult with their doctor before getting a massage so as to avoid any risks.
I signed up for 2 sessions of the prenatal massage. The massage sessions were very comfortable. The masseuse was professional, and I highly recommend it!