3 Benefits of Prenatal Massage

3 Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Massage therapy during pregnancy should always be considered for prenatal care as it is one of the best ways to reduce stress, relieve pain, and promote overall wellness. For a pregnant woman experiencing backache, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, and swelling, prenatal massages from Mindset First, Massage Therapy Vaughan, can comfort you during your pregnancy. Here are some ways prenatal massage can immediately help a pregnant woman:

It Aids in Better Sleep

Prenatal massage helps relax nervous tension in the muscles. By doing this and feeling the immediate effects of these stressed muscles going back to their normal state, pregnant women will have an easier time falling asleep. The release of endorphins caused by the massage also helps in falling asleep and reaching a deeper level of sleep.

Will Relieve Everyday Symptoms

Some pregnant women experience symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension (caused by carrying the weight of a baby), fatigue, and other ordinary aches and pains every day. Massage therapy can be used to encourage blood flow to pained areas in order to trigger relaxation, provide oxygen, remove toxins and metabolic waste, and stimulate the release of serotonin in order to create relief for symptoms.

Help Manage Anxiety.

Massage therapy helps manage anxiety by inducing relaxation. Blood and oxygen flow throughout the body is also an essential part of managing anxiety and sudden anxiety or panic attacks. Massage therapy promotes oxygen and blood flow through the massage of muscle and tissue. In addition, serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine levels are raised during a prenatal massage to balance out chemical levels, which then helps keep anxiety at bay.

For women with normal and low-risk pregnancies, prenatal massage therapy can be greatly beneficial, however, be sure to consult with your doctor or midwife before receiving any treatments. Women in high-risk pregnancies should be especially careful and consult with their doctor or midwife. Mindset First provides prenatal massage therapy services in the Vaughan Region. If you are looking for prenatal massage Vaughan, call us at 905.660.9284 to book an appointment or ask any questions about procedures and programs.

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