Pregnancy And Massage Therapy

Your body is under a lot of pressure when you are pregnant.  Just about every part of your body hurts and aches.  Living with this pain everyday can make you stressed out, and even worse your baby will feel it too. There is a way to relief all this tension and stress from your body and it’s massage therapy.  Since there are many pregnant women wanting to find relieve from this, many massage therapists specialize in Prenatal Massages.

Prenatal massages are not the same as traditional massage.  The massage therapists will use a variety of different massage techniques targeting the area most affected such as the neck, back and pelvic regions.  Another big difference in a prenatal massage is your position.  Since you can’t lay on your stomach, you will usually be laid on your side with pillows for support.  While there are tables specially designed for pregnant women, most therapists will prefer to have you lay on your side.

There are many benefits of having a massage during your pregnancy.  When your body is under a lot of stress, your body will produce stress hormones.  Stress hormones are not only affecting you, but your baby as well.  By reducing the stress in your body through massage therapy, you can increase your baby’s overall health and safety.  In addition, it can ease your muscular aches and pains that can make your day a living hell.  Instead of feeling the pain each day, massage therapy will help relieve those pain and let you enjoy this special time in your life that you may never experience again.

Look on the Internet to find a therapist in your area that specializes in prenatal massage.  There are not many massage therapists that deals with pregnancy so it can take some effort to finding one.  Once you do find a massage therapist, you will be glad you did.