Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy and Postpartum massage is regular massage which has been adapted to be safe and appropriate during all stages of the pregnancy and postpartum period. It respects and supports the physiological systems that are strained and working excessively to grow the fetus, and the body’s recovery after childbirth.  Here are a few of the many benefits:

  • Treats common discomforts of pregnancy
  • Elevates mood and stimulates loving maternal care for self and unborn baby
  • Reduces anxiety and stress
  • Minimizes nausea and stimulates the natural peristaltic activity of the intestines
  • Reduces pain
  • Decreases muscle tension
  • Speeds up circulation to bring nutrients and eliminate waste
  • Reduces swelling
  • Normalizes blood pressure
  • Assists joints in normal range of motion
  • Prepares physically, mentally and emotionally for labor
  • Restores postural balance

Additional benefits during Labor include:

  • Provides enhances emotional support
  • Increases feelings of safety and being nurtured
  • Improves trust
  • Encourages labor to progress
  • Lowers the need for analgesic medicines
  • Relieves tension of labor and birth