Pregnancy brings with it a variety of side effects, some less pleasant than others. All pregnant women can expect to experience at least a little stiffness and muscular tension during their pregnancy as their uterus expands to accommodate their growing baby. Fortunately, there is a simple and effective way to not only treat some of the side effects of pregnancy but also leave you feeling great.
Massage therapy during pregnancy can often relieve many of the common side effects of pregnancy, whether you suffer from backaches, headaches, oedema or other pregnancy-related problems.
Prenatal massage (from 12 weeks until full term) is increasingly gaining popularity as pregnant women begin recognizing the benefits prenatal massage has to offer women during pregnancy. Back pain is one of the more common side effects of pregnancy. Back pain can continue throughout pregnancy and even after.
Other ways in which pregnancy massage can be beneficial:
-Prenatal massage helps relieve oedema or swelling by stimulating circulation throughout the body.
-Leg massage can help reduce leg cramps and swelling in the legs.
-Massage is very beneficial for relaxing anxiety during pregnancy.
-Massage can help promote more restful sleep and help prevent pregnancy-related insomnia.
Pregnancy massage may relax your baby, particularly if you have your abdomen gently stroked.
Before signing up for a massage you might wish check in with your healthcare provider to be sure your doctor approves massage in your condition. Most doctors will gladly recommend a massage. Pregnancy massage will be booked on a preliminary basis. However it will only proceed after I have telephoned client to complete a risk assessment form. A score of 10 or more is considered as a high risk pregnancy. In which case I will not be able to provide a massage as my insurance will not cover me.