With the right treatment and care, pregnancy would just become a 9-month event of happiness and attention. Pregnancy massage is a part of the extra attention needed by a mom to ease her physically, emotionally and psychologically. There are a lot of factors that affect a woman in her labor that a single stroke of hand during a simple pregnancy massage can heal or aid. However, pregnancy massage is a delicate procedure and should be done with expertise.
NOTE: Pregnancy massage is safest in the first and second trimester since this is when the mother do not dilate rapidly.
Pregnancy massage is done with the simplest technique at a special type of massage table that follows that contour of a mother’s body. Special supports are installed for pregnancy massage to make moms comfortable and to reduce health risks for both the mother and her child.
Pregnancy massage benefit a mother in so many ways!
- It lowers anxiety that helps in smooth and well-coordinated delivery.
- It decreases pain in all parts of the body.
- It improves sleep patterns and decreases the levels of stress hormones.
- It increases blood flow that can provide nutrients to the child while he/she is in her womb.
However, there are only limited massage techniques done in pregnancy massage. Simple effleurage and light application of pressure are enough to make a woman feel supported and relaxed. Too much pressure can cause stress or fatigue that can result to weakness, high risk of miscarriage and placental abortion. These are just a few of the things a woman can experience when receiving a pregnancy massage from the inexperienced and non-professional.
It is best for a massage therapist to keep track of the mother’s condition and have good communication with her physician before any action, so it is very important to talk to your therapist before the session.
Pregnancy massage can be the worst with the wrong technique and lack of knowledge. So it is best to seek for professional massage therapists or specialist to reduce risk of injuries.
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