Pregnancy Massage Benefits  

» Posted by on Feb 19, 2020 in Pregnancy Massage | 0 comments

The effects of relaxing massages on a pregnant mother outweigh all the issues that it usually comes with. There are different advantages of hiring Melbourne pregnancy massage therapists to help you through the three trimesters of pregnancy. Here are some of the benefits you’ll enjoy:   

 

  1. Hormone regulation  

Research shows that relaxation and stress hormones are substantially changed when women are given prenatal massages. Dopamine and serotonin increase and that reduces stress. When and norepinephrine and cortisol increases, then stress occurs. This is why you need bi-weekly prenatal massages. It encourages mood regulation and cardiovascular health.  

  1. Swelling reduction  

A prenatal massage also helps in reducing the accumulation of fluids in the joint that may cause swelling. It does so by relaxing the soft tissues. A revitalizing back massage often facilitates the elimination of hazardous tissue wastes in the body’s lymph nodes.  

  1. Ease nerve pain 

The strain of the entire uterus on the pelvic bones and lower back makes the nerves around it to be inflamed. It may cause serious discomfort, which is also known as sciatic nerve pain, and it goes down all the way to the legs and thighs. A gentle massage relieves stress in these nerve endings and soothes them.  

  1. Relaxes soft tissues and muscle  

Through oxygenation, the muscles and soft tissues are strengthened by proper blood circulation. The more oxygen flows all over the body, the better its effect will be. It increases muscle strength and decreases tiredness.  

However, it is important to assume comfortable positions during a pregnancy massage. One may lie down or stand, depending on the techniques that will be used during the massage. It is necessary to use pillows on both sides of the pregnant mother. Supporting her belly, neck, and head with pillows is necessary. An extra pillow is required to comfortably support the leg.  

A prenatal massage must always begin from the top, particularly on the shoulders and neck. For gentle rubbing with minimal pressure, the whole back must be supported. A relaxed fist allows the back to be massage thoroughly with a slight pressure during breastfeeding. A spine massage must never be carried out directly.   

Pregnancy Back Massage Precautions   

There are precautions that have to be followed when doing pregnancy massage. Ligament extension during the massage session can lead to discomfort and may be hazardous to the mother and her fetus. Stay hydrated and drink at least 8 fluid ounces or 250ml of water when getting a massage.  

The mother’s abdomen must be under no pressure at all. There is no need for any vigorous movement when getting the massage. If you experience nausea or dizziness during each massage, seek medical attention immediately.  

The wrists and ankles must not be included in the massage session since they affect the muscles of the uterus that trigger contractions. Avoid the use of essential oils because its high concentrations may have adverse effects.  

Always be mindful of the position of the body even if you have pillows around. Be sure that you experience no discomfort on your abdomen. Avoid massage therapies if you are at a high risk of acquiring problems. Select the right massage therapist and seek support from your doctor at all times.   

  

 

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