Mothers-to-be begin planning for a successful and healthy pregnancy from the very moment they find out they are expecting. The arrival of a new baby is a very exciting time, but it is also a physically and emotionally taxing time for expectant mothers.
During the eventful nine months of pregnancy, a woman needs to ensure that she adequately receives a proper balance of nutrition, rest, and exercise. Lacking in any one of these areas can create harmful effects for both mother and baby. Unfortunately, many common discomforts of pregnancy can prevent a woman from meeting her body’s changing needs.
Here is just a few things that Pregnancy or Prenatal massage can help with:
Sciatica, low back pain, headaches, insomnia, swollen extremities, pelvic misalignment, rib pain and breast tenderness.
Studies have shown that just 20 minutes of pregnancy massage twice a week for five weeks can:
Reduce anxiety and encourage relaxation, improve blood and lymph circulation, reduce swelling and improve your baby’s oxygen supply, help relieve pressure/stress on the pelvis, low back, knees and ankles.
In addition to helping women with a healthy and relaxing pregnancy, massage can also help in the post era of pregnancy, being particularly beneficial to regaining an active lifestyle.
Massage therapy can help ease women from pregnancy to motherhood by offering both physical and emotional boosts. Physically, massage therapy can help to recondition muscles and connective tissues. It is also useful in eliminating excess fluid retention and improving skin’s elasticity in overstretched areas.
Kelsey Armstrong, one of the newest members of the Chevron Island Physio team has over 5 years experience treating Pre and Post natal mums. If you or anyone you know is expecting contact us today!
Kelsey Armstrong, RMT