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MyBump2Baby is committed to supporting women through pregnancy. Everyone loves a massage, pregnant or not, but the important thing about having a massage while pregnant is that it relaxes you and your baby. Today we are sharing 7 Benefits of Pregnancy Massage.
Pregnancy massage is really effective, it can usually be done at any stage of your pregnancy. Be sure to check this with your massage therapist, some will not perform pregnancy massage during the first trimester of pregnancy. While it is similar to any massage you’d get at any stage in your life, pregnancy massage focuses on ensuring that mother and baby are comfortable and happy.
Here are some of the benefits of pregnancy massage;
Pain Relief in problem areas
Pregnancy massage can help to reduce pain in certain areas of the body. During pregnancy, it is common for women to experience back pain, due to carrying the weight of the unborn baby. By attending a pregnancy massage, your massage therapist can ensure that they focus on these problem areas to [provide you with maximum comfort. They may be able to teach you some massage techniques to take home for your partner to perform on you, should the pain continue.
We know how stressful being pregnant can be, we all want things to be perfect, sometimes they’re not and that’s OK. Having regular massages while pregnant means that you allow your body specific time to relax, this will be good for your mind too. Being relaxed as a mum means that you’re more likely to have a relaxed baby, that won’t stop them kicking you though!
Increased Blood Circulation
We’ve all been there, or read about it, during pregnancy is it common for certain areas of the body to swell, including your ankles. Pregnancy massage will allow your blood to circulate more, which reduces swelling in the body. Swelling can be uncomfortable and it’s difficult to reduce swelling once it’s started, so why not treat yourself to a pregnancy massage and help reduce your chances in the first place?
Eases Labour Pains
It has been reported that attending pregnancy massage has reduced labour pains in many women. Like we said earlier, you can ask your massage therapist to teach you massage techniques that your partner can perform on you at home, these can also be used when you go to hospital to have your baby. This will help your mind to relax, you can go to the happy place that you’ve experienced during the massages throughout your pregnancy.
We all need sleep to help us feel refreshed and sleep can be difficult during pregnancy, due to certain positions being uncomfortable. Having pregnancy massages increases your relaxation levels, which allows your muscles to feel more relaxed, allowing you to sleep better at night. You will find a comfortable position to receive your massages in, which is likely to be on your side, you can then imitate this when it’s time to sleep.
Decreased nausea and heartburn
Some women have reported previously that attending pregnancy massage has led to decreased nausea and heartburn, which can both be very much present throughout pregnancy.
A new friend
While your massage therapist’s job is to teach you massage techniques and allow you to feel relaxed, they can also be someone to talk to, a friend. They will listen to you and if you have regular massages they will likely feel like a large part of your pregnancy journey by the end of it.
Pregnancy massage is highly effective and we would encourage women to participate in it, please ensure that you have checked with your midwife that it is safe to do beforehand.