Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage, to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. It is also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.
Prenatal massage provides relaxation by relieving stress on joints. It eases neck and back pain, helps you to keep good posture and relaxes and provides flexibility to birthing muscles.
Prenatal 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.
The nurturing touch during pregnancy massage promotes relaxation and provides emotional support.
Don't stop getting massage once the baby comes along. Post-partum massage (also called post-natal massage) can help restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition. It helps to realign your body weight, and tones the over-stretched skin over the belly. It also relieves muscle tension and stress from mothering duties.
To ease sore spots and relax muscle tension, help increase the flow of blood and oxygen to your muscles, getting rid of the toxins, make you feel more relaxed, help your body to release oxytocin, speed up recovery from a caesarean section if you've had one