Benefits of Massage In Pregnancy

 

  • Stimulation Of The Circulation – this will distribute essential nutrients and fluid to all the vital organs of the body, especially the placenta, which will feed and aid the baby’s development.

  • Lymphatic Drainage - Will eliminate toxins from the cells and blood and help reduce oedema, which can be a contributory factor in carpal tunnel and tarsal tunnel syndrome.

  • Sluggish Bowel Movement – is aided in helping to avoid constipation and hemorrhoids.

  • Releases Muscular Tension- of the upper back, shoulders lower back and hips easing the discomfort of sciatica prolapsed discs and symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD), often caused by postural change and hormone release.

  • Releases Compression – On the nerves caused by muscle tension or oedema.

  • Helps To Avoid Varicose Veins- From developing.

  • Massaging The Intercostals (Rib cage) And Pectoral (Chest) Muscles will help with the respiratory system and aid breathing during the pregnancy and birth

  • Induces Deep Relaxation – And peaceful sleep (it is reported that women that sleep well during the last month of pregnancy have shorter labours)

  • Helps To Reduce Emotional Stress – Anxiety and creates a sense of well –being

  • Helps To Lower- Or keep high blood pressure balanced.

  • Massage Encourages The Release Of Oxytocin – (Love hormone, painkiller) this is a pain-reducing hormone providing vital relief of pain during labour and birth.

  • Massage will enhance the Clients relationship with her body her unborn child and her partner.

  • A Stress-Free Environment Is Created- In combination with the mothers, healthy diet and lifestyle, in which the baby can peacefully and lovingly grow.

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