Prenatal Massage

Why do women need prenatal massages? Why is it so important to get regular prenatal massage?

Prenatal Massage, according to American Pregnancy Association, has many benefits.

  • Hormone regulation
  • Reducing swelling
  • Improvement of nerve pain
  • Reducing back pain
  • Reducing join pain
  • Reduce edema
  • Reduce headaches and muscle tension
  • Reducing stress and anxiety
  • Improving oxygen in soft tissue
  • Better sleep

However, the American Pregnancy Association also lists precautions to prenatal massage.

  • Body positioning
  • Appropriate massage therapists
  • Pregnancies that have special circumstances

These are important points that American Pregnancy Association has pointed out. Each woman needs to make sure that they disclose that they are pregnant. You want to make sure you are with a confident massage therapist. If a woman does not disclose that she is pregnant than she will not get the safe and proper massage she needs.

Many women state that they do not disclose that they are pregnant so that they do not get a “feather touch” massage. Or so they don’t get a massage therapist who “just rubs lotion” on them. However, when you do a little research and make sure you are going to a certified massage therapist you will not have these issues. The mother to be will be with a confident therapist who gave give you the massage that they want. Whether that is a feather touch massage or a more firm pressure. Gabrielle Mogan at Gazelle Medical Spa & Aesthetics is certified in pre and perinatal massage by Carol Osborne.

When a mother to be has a qualified and certified massage therapist she should not be uncomfortable during her prenatal massage. Laying on her side at home and during a massage is not typically the same experience. The massage therapist will align her body so that the mother’s spin is in line. This stops her from the uncomfortable feeling of laying on their side.

If a woman has a special condition they should always being a doctor’s note to their massage therapist. It’s important to make sure that a doctor agrees that she is able to have a massage.

Mother’s need to remember take care of themselves because they are so busy taking care of their child that sometimes the neglect their own health. Help a mother to be by giving her a hour massage with a qualified massage therapist.