Pregnancy is indeed a wonderful and magical journey. Yet, that magical journey can involve pain and discomfort, especially in the second and third trimesters when we are carrying more weight. Unfortunately, taking most over-the-counter pain control is not safe, nor recommended. Happily, for expectant mommas, there is an alternative. Prenatal massage therapy is a natural remedy and can go a long way in helping alleviate pain and discomfort brought on by pregnancy. We are fortunate to have high-quality, professionally trained prenatal massage therapists in our great city of Edmonton.
Interesting fact. A woman’s body creates fifty to sixty percent more blood during pregnancy. For this very reason, having good circulation is a must. Massage therapy helps increase blood flow and therefore increases circulation.
Prenatal massage therapy improves soft tissue function and helps circulate fluid reducing swelling. Reduced swelling will help keep you more comfortable throughout your pregnancy.
Carrying a human life inside you can put added pressure on your muscles and joints. Prenatal massage offers a natural drug-free alternative for relief.
Do you need another reason to book your prenatal massage with one of Edmonton’s top-notch massage therapists? Here is a big one! Prenatal massage regulates hormone production. It helps lower levels of stress hormones like cortisol and helps increase levels of relaxation hormones, such as serotonin and dopamine. Hence, prenatal massage can improve your mood. It can also help ward off depression and anxiety.
Anytime you get a deep tissue massage, it helps to increase the production of melatonin in your body. Melatonin helps keep your sleep rhythms regulated. Prenatal massage is a great way to increase the production of melatonin, resulting in quality sleep. Quality sleep, in turn, promotes a good overall effect on your body.
According to the Mayo Clinic, sciatica refers to the pain that radiates along the path of the sciatic nerve. This pain branches from your lower back through your hips and buttocks and down each leg. During pregnancy, a lot of women suffer from sciatic nerve pain. This is mainly due to the enlarged uterus putting pressure on the muscles in your lower back and pelvic area. Prenatal massage can reduce pressure on inflamed nerves and help reduce the pressure on the sciatic nerve.
Doctors recommend getting a prenatal massage once a month from 12 weeks to 27 weeks, twice a month from 27 to 36 weeks, and weekly for the last 4 weeks.
ALWAYS check with your doctor first before getting any form of medical treatment, especially if you are at high-risk for miscarriage or you have a high-risk pregnancy. It is important to discuss any issues you may be having with your massage therapist, such as pregnancy induced hypertension, preeclampsia, high blood pressure, preterm labour, placental abruption, etc.
Looking for a trusted prenatal massage therapist? Look no further. Five of your Edmonton Massage Clinics offer top-notch prenatal massage therapy. They are highly trained individuals who will ensure the safety of you and your precious baby. You can be confident you will get incredible care from any of these professional massage therapists. I would highly recommend checking their websites, as well as, the reviews from existing clients. You won’t be disappointed.
Integrated Therapies Massage and wellness contends, “We know what an amazing miracle it is to be pregnant. We also know that with the growing body and the glowing heart come big challenges to your physical and emotional body. Our prenatal massage provides a nurturing touch that promotes relaxation and emotional support.”
Therapeutic Body Concepts Massage says, “Pregnancy Massage can prove to be a very beneficial addition to your self-care during the beautiful process of maternity. Massage therapy addresses many of the common discomforts of pregnancy caused by hormone shifts, skeletal changes and circulatory changes of the body.”
A Touch of Thai Massage Therapy asserts, “Prenatal therapy eases muscular tension, increases hip flexibility, relieves stress and prepares the muscles that are affected by childbirth.”
Athlete’s Choice Massage states, “A regular regimen of massage therapy promotes overall well-being and can help eliminate the painful aspects of pregnancy. By reducing stress on load-bearing joints caused by the added weight of the baby, massage can foster the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, in turn eliminating toxins from the body and helping to loosen tensed muscles.”
Got Knots Massage Therapy insists, “A regular regimen of massage therapy promotes overall well-being and can help eliminate the painful aspects of pregnancy. By reducing stress on load-bearing joints caused by the added weight of the baby, massage can foster the flow of blood and lymphatic fluid, in turn eliminating toxins from the body and helping to loosen tensed muscles.”
You are carrying this precious baby for 40 weeks! You deserve to be able to reduce any pregnancy discomfort you are experiencing and improve your overall mood. After getting the ‘all clear’ from your healthcare provider, book right away! Now, you will be on your way to feeling more relaxed and and be able to enjoy the magical journey you have embarked on. Have you also thought about prenatal classes? This is another great tip to jump on to make your pregnancy journey a little less stressful and prepare yourself even more! Check out some recommendations here!
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