Pregnancy is an exciting time of your life. Yet, the changes you are experiencing can be challenging. Prenatal massage supports you during your pregnancy by easing aches and pains, increasing relaxation, improving sleep and helping you prepare for childbirth. Pillows and bolsters support your changing body. Prenatal massage is safe during all three trimesters of pregnancy.
Massage after giving birth can aid with adjusting to caring for your new baby and help your body recover from pregnancy and delivery. Whether this is your first or third pregnancy, postpartum massage will help restore your body. Newborn babies are welcomed during the first 8 weeks postpartum.
Miscarriage and Stillbirth: Massage provides comfort and support after the loss of your baby. Your massage therapist will provide therapeutic massage without judgement allowing you to release tension and experience any emotions that may arise.
Here are some of the ways massage can help during and after pregnancy:
Find stress-relief and comfort.
Decrease physical discomfort.
Ease digestive difficulties.
Take time to connect with your baby.
Enhance relaxation and sleep.
Assist in coping with stress.
Reduction in aches, pains and physical tension from pregnancy and birth as well as those which occur from caring for baby (holding, feeding).
Aid in recovery from pregnancy and birth (physical, emotional and hormonal.)
Aids in digestion.
Supports skin elasticity.
Provides relief of headaches (tension, sinus and migraine).
Improved breastfeeding experience. A relaxed mom is better able to produce milk.
Decreased incidence of postpartum anxiety and depression.