BENEFITS OF A PRENATAL MASSAGE
Getting a prenatal massage is beneficial to the well-being of a pregnant woman, and to the child she is carrying.
1. Relieves Common Discomforts
Common discomforts like lower-back and upper-back pains, headaches, leg cramps, stiffness, tension and knots, heartburn and acid reflux, fatigue, varicose veins, nasal congestion and shortness of breath, edema of the lower extremities, neck pain, hip joint pain and constipation are relieved through a prenatal massage.
2. Increases Blood Circulation
A prenatal massage supports the return of blood to the heart and increases blood flow to the uterus and placenta. Thus, helping both the mother and the fetus have a well-maintained immunity.
3. Reduces Stress
Bearing extra weight can be stressful both psychologically and physically. A prenatal massage helps relieve stress for a worry-free pregnancy.
4. Relaxes the Nervous System
A prenatal massage can soothe the nervous system of a person by releasing endorphins through the body. This helps an expectant mother get a good night’s sleep, thus, feeling relaxed and at ease.
5. Maintains Good Posture
A prenatal massage helps muscle tone and increases flexibility adjusting to the bone and muscle alignment of carrying extra weight.
6. Easier Delivery
A prenatal massage prepares a pregnant woman for an easier delivery by relieving stress and relaxation of the nervous system.