Massages have been proved in multiple studies to be extremely beneficial to your mind and body. Not only that, but it is also helpful to your baby, too!
During pregnancy, a woman’s body changes… crazy amazing changes! With all of these changes, it can result in several uncomfortable conditions. There are a few things that you can do to relive those aches and pains, and one of them is massage. Massage during pregnancy not only makes a woman feel pampered and more emotionally grounded but is offers undeniable physical benefits as well. The overall goal for prenatal massage is to help minimize stress, promote relaxation, and prepare the muscles for childbirth.
Massage during pregnancy also stimulates your lymphatic system, boosting immunity and removing excess toxins while stabilizing hormone levels. A few other benefits of prenatal massage include: reduced swelling in your feet, legs and hands, relieve lower back pain including sciatic nerve pain, improve sleep by relaxing the nervous system and releasing feel good hormones, prepare you body for labor and birth, and relief pain naturally.
Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage by a trained pregnancy massage therapist. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult with their doctor before beginning a massage therapy program.
Postpartum massage is also super beneficial after giving birth to your baby. Whether you had a difficult birth experience or your baby’s birth went smoothly, a woman’s body undergoes quite a bit of realignment. Postpartum massage helps restore your muscle tone in the abdomen and reposition the pelvis.
Benefits of a postpartum massage can include: Reliving tension from the birthing process, clears excess fluids from the body more quickly, hastens recovery, encourages pelvic and abdominal organs to return to pre-pregnancy positions, promotes shift return to digestive function, increases energy levels and reduces fatigue, aids in returning the uterus to normal size, decreases muscle tension from the exertion of labor, provides emotional support, addresses scar healing protocol after c-section, relieves should, neck and arm tension from breastfeeding.
One of the biggest benefits in getting a massage after giving birth helps maintain a healthy circulation throughout the body. In return, this helps the flow of breast milk through the body as well. And increases the overall product of the breast milk.
If you’re looking for a prenatal or postnatal massage, give Precision Wellness a call!