Research from the last few years shows that massage is one of the most popular alternative therapies for women during their pregnancy. Research also suggests that massage is effective in reducing pregnancy related leg pain, back pain, neck pain, and depression.
During pregnancy, many rapid changes are occurring in the body’s shape, weight, and center of balance. These changes can lead to an increase in neck, back and hip discomfort during pregnancy.
Pregnancy is an excellent time to utilize massage therapy! During the massage treatment, specialized positioning is used to allow the therapist to work all areas of the body. Like any other massage, the massage therapist will tailor her techniques to the individual to help reduce tension and stress in the neck, back, shoulders, hips, arms and legs.
Massage helps improve circulation and also decreases swelling in the lower extremities. Utilizing massage throughout pregnancy is a wonderful way for the expecting mother to relax and take some time for herself.
If you have any questions on how massage can help you during your pregnancy, please ask one of our certified massage therapists!