Have you heard of people saying that pregnant women cannot have a massage? This is ridiculous and a huge misconception. The truth is that pregnant women can have prenatal massage and reap its health benefits and relaxing feeling. Being pregnant in the dead of the summer heat in Tampa is definitely not easy, so why not find ways to make it a more relaxing experience?
Pregnant women feel a whole lot of symptoms. The most common are back pain, headaches, swollen feet, stiff muscles and much more. Pregnancy can be a real pain and there’s no way of eliminating these symptoms. It’s completely natural. But then again, it doesn’t mean that you can find temporary ways of alleviating the discomfort.
Prenatal massage can be done anytime during your three trimesters. However, before you go to the massage salon, you have to consult with your doctor first. Just a precautionary measure to make sure your body can take on the massage.
Prenatal massage uses a special technique and approach, which is why only certified massage therapists can apply the massage to you. This also means that you have to pick a professional and certified massage salon to go to.
What are the health benefits of the prenatal massage?
- This massage helps alleviate swelling in joints brought about by the sudden increase in weight.
- It helps relieve nerve pain caused by the sciatic nerve being pinched.
- This massage improves blood circulation.
- This massage helps improve sleep, a common problem among pregnant women.
- It helps reduce stress; emotional, physical and mental stress.
Pregnancy massage promotes relaxation but it is totally different from the regular massage therapy. Since there is a higher risk for blood clot in pregnant women’s legs, massage therapists do not apply heavy pressure or deep tissue massage. Pregnancy massage is characterized by light strokes. Further, they don’t use the regular table on pregnant women, they have a special table for you.
Some women don’t like their abdomen being massaged. But if you really don’t mind, this can help relax your baby too. Now that you’re pregnant, you are one with your baby. If you’re relaxed, your baby is too. If the baby is relaxed, you’ll feel better. When the mommy is happy, the baby is happy too.
Again, don’t have a massage until your doctor gives you the go signal. Every pregnant woman’s body is different so you might have complications that others don’t. It’s better to be safe.
Massage Envy Lutz
17673 N. Dale Mabry Hwy MM# 20104, Lutz, FL 33548