#27 of 31 posts in 31 days
Pregnancy massage is an awesome pain and stress reliever through all stages of most low-risk pregnancies. So many changes occur in the body during pregnancy and many of them bring aches and pains. If not aches and pains then emotional ups and downs. Regular massage throughout pregnancy can help with all of these discomforts.
Weight gain is essential in every pregnancy because the body is nurturing a growing baby.The growth of the baby on the front side of the body often causes the mother to change how she stands and walks. It can become downright painful!
Lower back pain, shoulder pain, fatigue, headaches, emotional stress, and anxiety are all things that a pregnant woman can experience. (Sometimes all at once!) Massage therapy can bring comfort to the expectant mother by relieving some of the pain, reducing anxiety and providing support. It can also help prepare the mother for labor and delivery.
I usually ask the mother to get her doctor’s permission to receive bodywork. I am open to following special instructions or restrictions. I am here to help any way that I can. High risk pregnancies require the Doctor’s approval.
Reasons NOT to get a massage while pregnant:
High Blood Pressure
Risks of Blood Clots
We will surround you with pillows for comfort and support as you lie on your side to receive your massage.
Back hurts? Get a massage!
Shoulders ache? Massage.
Neck stiff? Massage.
Feet crying out for attention? Massage.