For centuries all around the world, massage has been used as a therapy for stress relief, muscle tension and overall well-being. Massage therapy can also offer relief for pregnant women according to the American Pregnancy Association (APA). Our massage therapists are trained in various techniques of prenatal massage therapy.
What are the Benefits of Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal massage therapy may relieve many discomforts that go along with pregnancy but cannot be treated with medication. Here are the main reasons a massage can offer relief for pregnant women:
• Reduce anxiety and stress – Massage therapy may reduce both physical and mental stress that is connected to pregnancy by relieving muscle and joint pain, which also helps you relax. By reducing anxiety, the symptoms of depression may also be alleviated. According to the latest research, this may help a pregnant woman’s labor, as well as the newborn’s health.
• Reduce swelling – Edema is swelling and is normal during pregnancy because there is more pressure on the blood vessels, which inhibits blood circulation. With the proper massage therapy for pregnant women, the soft tissue is stimulated, which makes it easier for the lymph system to remove waste material. This may drain the fluids in the joints and soft tissue, reducing swelling.
• Relieve nerve pain – There may be pressure on nerves during the third trimester when the large uterus rests on the pelvic floor and lower back. It is common for the sciatic nerve to flare up, which can cause considerable back and leg pain. Massage therapy can alleviate the pressure on the nerves, significantly reducing the pain.
• Other benefits include improved blood circulation, reduction in headaches, better sleep and not to mention a great experience when you are getting the expert attention of our massage therapist.
Schedule a Massage
When you visit our specialist at The Mack Cosmetic Center in Tampa, FL, you can ask your questions about massage therapy for pregnant women. Our massages may even help you have a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!