Prenatal Massage Therapy
Massage therapy can provide many benefits for prenatal care. Massage reduces stress, promotes relaxation, and helps you feel your best. Massage can also relieve many normal symptoms of pregnancy including backaches, leg pain, headaches, neck pain, and swelling. Massage also encourages blood and lymph circulation which helps to relax nervous tensions. This helps you get a better night’s sleep and can help manage depression and anxiety caused by hormonal changes in pregnancy.
Finding the Right Massage Therapist
When it comes to prenatal care, it is important to find a massage therapist skilled in providing the detailed care needed to ensure both mother and child are always properly assisted. Cameron Hammer of A Well Kneaded Massage has extensive experience in helping women at many stages of pregnancy achieve relief of pain and promote relaxation through massage therapy.
Types of Prenatal Massage
Cushions may be used to promote the client’s comfort and as extra support to avoid strain on the lower back or pelvic areas. Different techniques including Swedish massage and reflexology may be combined and applied to create a personal approach to relieving your specific pains and discomforts. These discomforts may include headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, and ordinary pains and aches associated with pregnancy. Massage can be concentrated on specific areas such as the head and neck to promote relaxation and wellbeing.
Greater relaxation also helps you sleep through the night, which in turn contributes to better overall health. Massage also helps to promote endorphins, serotonin, and dopamine, all of which help you feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally.
As with all treatments during pregnancy, you should consult your doctor before beginning massage therapy. A Well Kneaded Massage works with doctors and midwives to assure total safety and effectiveness at every stage. To learn more or schedule an appointment, contact Cameron Hammer today.