Pregnancy often brings a variety of side effects; expectant mothers often experience unique physical and emotional changes that occur during their pregnancy which is some less pleasant than others. They may include increased body weight, adjusting hormone levels, shifting posture and at least a little stiffness and muscular tension during the pregnancy period as their uterus expands to accommodate their growing baby. In this period that is full of expectation and joy by a mother-to-be, a physical discomfort, like headache and muscular tension have to be endured during those months of pregnancy. Here, a prenatal massage techniques offers a simple and effective way to alleviate some of the side effects of pregnancy whether you suffer from backaches, headaches, edema or and other symptoms but will also leave you with a great feeling.
Prenatal Massage Techniques are getting more popular nowadays as expectant mothers start to understand and realize about the benefits of prenatal massage techniques offered during their pregnancy. Back pain is one of the effects that pregnant women often experienced. Back pain can be experienced during the months of pregnancy or even after it. Fortunately, prenatal massage techniques offers a wide range of benefits which is safe and effective for pregnant woman as it is done by a professional therapist. Those benefits may include:
- It may Improve digestion
- It can Reduce fatigue
- It may also improve skin elasticity that can help reduce stretch marks
- It decreases pain in the hip area (back pain)
- It may alleviate backaches, headaches, shoulder and neck aches that may be caused by muscle tension and shifts in posture to accommodate increasing weight
- Prenatal massage helps relieve edema or swelling by stimulating circulation throughout the body.
- It may also helps in reducing swelling and cramps in the legs.
- Massage may also give a beneficial of lessening anxiety during pregnancy.
- Massage can help promote more restful sleep and help prevent pregnancy related insomnia.
Based on the benefits given, it is important for pregnant mother to see a professional prenatal massage therapist who offers a prenatal massage during pregnancy. It is important as massaging the wrong area or focusing in a certain points may actually trigger uterine contractions in some women. It should be done by a professional prenatal massage therapist as they know which area to be avoided and which area to be focused in massaging a pregnant woman.
Although prenatal massage techniques are important for expectant mothers, they should consult to their healthcare provider or obstetricians about their conditions before they do their massaging. Most physicians will gladly recommend a massage, but may recommend the prenatal massage therapist avoid massaging your lower back or abdomen. They should also have to make sure the aromatherapy oil used by the therapist is safe during the pregnancy. If they have done all the suggestions and everything is okay, then enjoy the prenatal massage sessions expectant moms!