Benefits of pregnancy massage

18th March, 2024

Amidst the changes and challenges, pregnancy massage is a nurturing practice offering a number of benefits for expectant mothers.

Alleviates Physical Discomfort:

Pregnancy often brings back pain, swollen ankles, and sciatic nerve pain. Pregnancy massage targets these discomforts, releasing muscle tension and improving circulation for enhanced mobility and relief.

Reducing Stress and Anxiety:

Massage promotes relaxation, releasing feel-good hormones and easing emotional strain.

Improving Sleep Quality:

Sleep disturbances are common during pregnancy. Massage induces relaxation, alleviating muscle tension and promoting better sleep quality.

Relieving Edema and Swelling:

Massage techniques encourage lymphatic drainage, reducing edema and swelling in the hands, feet, and ankles, providing greater comfort and mobility for expectant mothers.

Regulating Hormones:

Massage regulates hormone levels, promoting emotional balance and overall well-being amidst pregnancy’s hormonal fluctuations.

Enhancing Postpartum Recovery:

Pregnancy massage can aid in postpartum recovery, promoting healing, reducing postpartum depression and anxiety, and relieving physical discomforts associated with childbirth.

By embracing the benefits of pregnancy massage, expectant mothers can enhance their pregnancy experience and lay the foundation for a smoother transition into the postpartum period.

We have two amazing massage therapists here at Beyond Self, Carla Hall and Emma Martell.  Please give us a call if you would like to book in with one of them.

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