One of the most beneficial times to get massage work done is during pregnancy.
It is not a luxury, it is a necessity.!
Discover the many benefits of pregnancy massage!
Often times during pregnancy, a good prenatal massage can help with clearing your mind of fears and create a focused more positive outlook on whats taking place in your body. Relaxation is always a good thing but beyond that, pregnancy massage can decrease edema, reduce anxiety, and relieve muscle and joint pain.
The research on pregnancy massage shows that it can help stabilize hormone levels and help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes. It can soothe and relax the nervous system by releasing endorphins into the mother’s body. As a result, the expectant mother feels more relaxed and at ease, and will also sleep more easily and more deeply.
You even get to lay on your belly! I offer prenatal and postpartum massage on a Prego-Pillow which means that you can lie flat on your tummy because there is a big hole in the pillow for the baby, or we can do a side lying massage and prop you with pillows in the appropriate places. Even if I am not your doula you can still come visit me for Pregnancy Massage!
Massage can help with labor pain. During pregnancy, bodywork prepares the mother-to-be for an easier delivery with its sedating effect on the nervous system, which promotes relaxation and stress relief. During labor, massage offers a natural, safe, drug-free alternative choice for pain relief.