Prenatal Massage Therapy
Research is proving that prenatal massage therapy can be instrumental in helping a women’s a women prenatal care. Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, improve labor, and relieve muscle and joint pain. As a result, prenatal massages are increasingly being offered at spas.
A prenatal massage is specifically tailored to a pregnant woman’s changing body. Prenatal massage therapists use a special table or pad with hollowed-out areas and special pillows to accommodate your belly, so you can lie face down. The techniques used in prenatal massages are altered to suit a pregnant woman. Therapists know what areas to avoid, so there is no need to worry about hem pressing the wrong areas. The try to concentrate on muscles that ache most during pregnancy. A therapists tries to alter a each massage to suit specific problems each client is experiencing. This helps relieve pain and allows you to cope with the discomfort caused by pregnancy.
I think every woman should experience at least one prenatal massage. I had one in my second trimester and it was absolutely divine. I felt like I was floating after. It is also a great way to spend more time with your hubby. My husband and I spent a couple of hours at the spa and then spent a romantic evening together.