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The prenatal massage is a safe way to relieve numerous common discomforts felt throughout pregnancy while improving circulation and overall mobility.
The prenatal massage is one of the healthiest methods to alleviate stress and promote wellness during pregnancy. Due to the bodily changes experienced throughout pregnancy, each and every session is tailored to meet an individual client’s needs.
Pregnancy causes the client’s center of gravity to shift; carrying a child adds stress to the back, abdominal muscles, shoulders, and neck and helps create an unstable posture. This instability causes the pelvis to shift forward and the lower back to consistently ache. A prenatal massage addresses these issues by safely relaxing the ligaments and providing more pelvic mobility for a healthy, growing baby.
Prenatal massage therapy shares several goals with more traditional massage therapies: eliminating tension in muscles, alleviating known sore spots, improving circulation and mobility, and creating ultimate relaxation. Pregnancy massages help achieve these goals by re-aligning a client’s body weight, toning skin over the belly bump, and eliminating common discomforts felt throughout pregnancy. Trained therapists that specialize in prenatal massages can identify a client’s sore spots and provide the necessary pressure to work out any stress and tension.
In addition, prenatal massages help to relieve muscle tension on weight-bearing joints by gently encouraging blood flow to targeted areas. This technique allows for more nutrient-rich oxygen to reach the baby and assists the flow of lymphatic fluid to dispel metabolic waste and unwanted toxins. The changes made possible via prenatal massages produce positive hormonal changes that can relieve depression and anxiety, as well as offer a better night’s sleep.
For clients experiencing headaches, prenatal massages can offer relief by relaxing key points and addressing muscle spasms in the head, neck, and shoulders region.
To ensure optimal comfort, pregnancy massage therapists use cushions to achieve a proper weight distribution for baby and client. Instead of lying on swollen breasts or an aching back, prenatal massages require clients to lie on their sides - especially during the third trimester. This position guarantees proper circulation and safeguards against any extra strain on the lower back and pelvic region.
While Massage Felax therapists are thoroughly trained in the art of the prenatal massage, it’s important to communicate any and all expectations, limitations, and target areas for a successful, relaxing therapy session. Targeting specific areas and avoiding others ensures that each prenatal massage is tailored to your needs.
After delivery, clients may wish to receive postnatal massage therapy to continue their journey to wellness and healing. Massage therapy is not only safe, it can be essential to guaranteeing a smooth pregnancy, delivery, and postpartum period.
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Modalities Similar to Pregnancy
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LET'S TALK ABOUT STRESS RELIEF
Who doesn't want to reduce the stress in their life? Stress relief is key to finding the balance of a healthy lifestyle. Even a single massage session has been shown to significantly lower heart rate, cortisol and insulin levels - all of which help reduce daily stress.
LET'S FORCE THE ISSUE...OF RELAXATION
How often and how long are you actually able to disconnect from life? Massage has been shown to help the body enter a relaxing rest-and-recovery mode - an effect that lingers long after the massage is over.
SIT UP AND TAKE NOTICE...OF YOUR POSTURE
Unlike other bad habits, poor posture can help be corrected by relaxation. Massage helps reinforce healthy and natural movements, which can get your posture back on track.
BREATHE IN. BREATHE DEEPLY.
One of the telltale signs of anxiety and stress is constricted breathing. Massage can play an important role in relieving respiratory issues and training the body how to relax.