People have been using therapeutic massages for centuries. They are known to reduce stress, relieve muscular tension and improve your overall health.
But are these massages safe to be done during pregnancy?
Pre-natal massages often received mixed responses from the people in the health community for their purpose and safety. However, modern research shows that prenatal massage therapy should be considered as they can be an instrumental part of the prenatal care a pregnant woman should receive.
In this blog, we will discuss the benefits of prenatal massages. If you are pregnant, then you should consider getting one done to get the following benefits:
Another benefit of prenatal massages is reduced swelling. Almost all the pregnant women have to face swelling of their joints which leads to many problems. Also known as edema, it is caused by increased pressure on blood vessels and reduced circulation. The growing uterus also doesn’t help in this case. Massages help control swelling by reducing the fluids that are stored in swollen joints. That is why these massages make pregnant women feel instantly better and refreshed.
Reduction in Sciatic Nerve Pain
Many women face sciatic nerve pain in late pregnancy when the baby's weight is increasing. This is because the uterus now rests on the muscles of the lower back and pelvic floor. This muscular tension also spreads to the upper and lower parts of the legs which causes extreme and continuous pain and discomfort. This also leads to swelling which puts pressure on other nearby nerves.
Prenatal massages can help these problems by reducing the tension on the muscles and nerves. Many pregnant women have reported a significant reduction in lower back pain because of these massages.
There are also some other benefits of prenatal massages as listed below:
While prenatal massages have their benefits, there are also some precautions to take when doing these massages. Not anyone can do these massages safely. Therefore, you should look for skilled and certified masseuses to do the job. The masseuse should know all the safe practices to be taken for the mother and the baby. They should know about the safe positions for the expecting mom as well as the exact procedures that need to be performed for each problem.
If you are looking for the best and the most relaxing prenatal massages, come visit us at SB Spa. We have certified professionals for prenatal massages who will understand your needs and deliver.
Our prenatal massages are only done after your first trimester is completed. Book today!