Pregnancy is one of the most special times in a woman’s life. It is also a time when the body undergoes many changes. Continue down
These changes are a structural, psychological, physical, spiritual and social. Some of the changes are stressful and uncomfortable, massage can help reduce some of the discomforts of pregnancy.
Massage during pregnancy is very beneficial in cases of normal pregnancy. It is always advisable to consult a physician before starting to get massages during this period so special.
Massage for pregnant may include various techniques such as reflexology, Swedish or other. The massage should be an experienced professional.
Benefits of pregnancy massage
It helps to relax physically and emotionally. This helps you sleep well feel better. A happy mother makes for a healthy baby.
Helps stimulate the glandular system which stabilizes hormones.
You can help eliminate depression or anxiety that sometimes accompanies pregnancy.
Helps relieve pressure on the back, neck and joints caused by the extra weight, posture or muscle weakness.
Stimulates circulation helping to maintain normal pressure. This also brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells which is very beneficial for the mother and fetus.
Helps relieve muscle aches and cramps, muscle tension, stiffness and others.
Helps to remove fluid and toxins which helps fight fatigue and energize the body.
Helps maintain the elasticity and flexibility of the body. By maintaining a high level of elasticity in the skin decreases the risk of striae.
What to expect during the massage?
Like all massage lasts about an hour. During this time you will be lying comfortably, usually side. The masseuse will use pillows and cushions to accommodate the stomach in late pregnancy.
Although this naked during the massage remains covered and only the part being massaged is exposed. It is a pleasant and relaxing activity, which all enjoy mother.
Do not eat two hours before the massage. Avoid drinking water before the massage and urine before you start to avoid interrupting the massage.
The following is a list of conditions under which the physician must approve the massage. Anyway as said before always consult your physician before you a massage. The following list is not exhaustive but one example.
- Risk of abortion.
- Problems with the placenta
- Gestational Diabetes.
- High pressure
- Presence of infectious diseases
- Severe varicose veins. Massage may be avoiding it in the areas of varicose veins.
- Skin irritation. Massage can be avoiding it in the affected areas.
- Kidney problems or bladder.