What you need to know about prenatal massage.
The difference between a prenatal massage and a regular massage R during pregnancy the patient lies on their side during the massage. The massage strokes are mild to moderate but not deep during pregnancy. Massage is not performed near the belly during pregnancy. acupressure points are also avoided Certain to eliminate stimulation of the bladder and uterus.
Is Pre-Natal Massage Safe?
Yes, prenatal massage will not cause harm to the mother or the baby. Yet, Prenatal massage it's safest during the second, third, and 4th trimesters of pregnancy. During pregnancy are skeletal posture changes are ligaments become lax and our muscles spasm as a result of the growing baby inside us. A prenatal massage can give exceptional relief for lower back pain neck pain mid back pain sciatica and hip pain.
You should avoid deep tissue massage in the legs to prevent the risk of blood clots. Prenatal massages are performed well the patient is lying on their side or upright for a chair massage.
How often should you get a prenatal massage?
Twice a month is an excellent interval to relieve pain and give time for muscle healing between treatments. As you get closer to your due date in the last month of the pregnancy you may increase it to once a week massages.
Prenatal massage can help to relieve aches in your back and neck and address leg cramps. Fewer aches and pains can lead to a better night’s sleep. Prenatal massage can also improve circulation, help reduce nervous tension, and help relieve depression or anxiety. Remember to speak with your OBGYN first to decide if prenatal massage is right for you. Then, talk to your massage therapist about adding elements of prenatal massage to your next session.