This treatment helps reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage. It’s good to note we recommend this treatment during your second and third trimester. Always make sure you get this treatment from a qualified therapist.
Prenatal massage is a type of therapeutic massage that is specifically designed for women who are pregnant. It is a safe and effective way to alleviate the physical and emotional stress that often comes with pregnancy, and can help to promote relaxation and overall well-being for both the mother and baby.
During a prenatal massage, the therapist will use a combination of techniques such as Swedish massage, light stretching, and reflexology to help release tension and improve circulation. The massage may also include the use of oils or lotions that are safe for use during pregnancy.
The therapist will typically use pillows and cushions to help support the mother’s body in a comfortable position, and will avoid any areas that are contraindicated during pregnancy such as the abdominal area.
The massage typically lasts for around 60 minutes and is designed to be a relaxing and rejuvenating experience. It can help to reduce stress and tension, improve circulation, and alleviate common pregnancy discomforts such as back pain, headaches, and fatigue. It’s important to communicate with the therapist before the session if you have any health conditions or areas that you would like the therapist to focus on or avoid.
Also, it’s good to inform your doctor that you’re planning to have a prenatal massage, especially if you have any high-risk pregnancy or complications.