Pregnancy massage, also known as pre-natal massage, promotes relaxation by relieving stress on joints, soothes nerves, and relieves strained neck, back, and leg muscles in expectant mothers. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your body. It also helps you to keep good posture and relaxes and provides flexibility to birthing muscles. Pregnancy massage aids the circulatory and lymphatic systems, which keeps blood flowing to both the mother and the baby. It stimulates different glands in the body, which help to stabilize hormone levels, and relieves nervous tension throughout the body. And the nurturing touch during pregnancy massage promotes relaxation and provides emotional support.
Post-Partum Pregnancy Massage
Post-Partum Pregnancy Massage Pregnancy massage is also good after giving birth. Postpartum pregnancy massage can help restore a mother’s body to its pre-pregnancy condition. It helps to realign the body weight, and tones the over-stretched skin over the belly. The hip alignment has shifted and if there was a C-section delivery the organ system has to come back into place too. Postpartum massage can speed healing, help regulate hormones, reduce swelling, improve breastfeeding and promote better sleep.