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During her nine months of pregnancy, a woman’s body is challenged, changed and stressed in many ways – she must adjust to her altered physiologic functioning, a different body shape, and new feelings and emotions (joy, love mixed with anxiety, worry, etc.). Massage therapy can help the mother’s physical and emotional well-being; it also gives her that special attention, which in turn nurtures the new life that grows within her.
In addition to the fact that massage during pregnancy feels good, there are many other benefits for the mom-to-be and her baby. Receiving massage during your pregnancy can help reduce swelling, back pain, muscle tension, headaches, stress and anxiety. A study conducted by Dr. Tiffany Field at the University of Miami School of Medicine showed that pregnant women who received massage therapy experienced reduced anxiety, improved mood, better sleep and less back pain by the last day of the 5-week study.
IS PRENATAL MASSAGE FOR YOU?
Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy – during the first, second, or third trimester. Mothers-to-be with certain conditions, such as high-risk pregnancy, preeclampsia, high blood pressure or diabetes may not be able to receive massage therapy. Always ask your Primary Care Physician or Ob/GYN before proceeding with any massage.
How To Prepare For The Best Prenatal Massage
Drink plenty of water before and after your massage avoid any carbonated or caffeinated drinks
Come in feeling comfortable – eat healthfully on the day of your appointment, try not to eat a big meal right before your massage
Arrive ten minutes early, so you have time to relax and discuss with your independent professional massage therapist any goals you have for the session (for example, greater flexibility, less tension, headache relief) and specify areas you’d like to focus on.
Let your therapist know about any medical conditions, or anything you feel is important to the session, and feel free to ask questions.
Please speak up if you would like more pressure or if its too much pressure
Always ask your Primary Care Physician or Ob/GYN before proceeding with any massage.