Updated: Feb 19
What’s the benefits of a Pregnancy Massage ?
Research shows that pregnancy massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles. It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you're pregnant, and keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body. Pregnancy massage can deceased back and leg pain, lower anxiety, improve sleep, and decrease nausea.
Is it safe to receive a pregnancy massage ?
Yes, Pregnancy massages are generally considered safe .Your massage therapist should be well-trained in the techniques of giving a pregnancy massage. If your doctor or midwife give you the green light on getting massage in the first trimester you need to found a therapist or spa who is trained in first trimesters massage ( get doctor notice). Always inform therapist you are pregnant.
What is the best massage position for pregnant women?
Best massage for pregnant women is the A side lying position is most comfortable, especially in the second and third trimester. Avoid massage tables which have a hole cut out to accommodate the pregnant bell.As the abdomen may hang unsupported and cause stretching of the uterine ligaments.