The Best Prenatal Massage
At no time does a body accomplish so much as it does during pregnancy! Growing a beautiful human being is an honor – but it also puts tremendous strain on the body. It’s crucial to give the body every advantage during each trimester – not just for the mother, but for the baby, too! Prenatal massage therapy offers unique benefits that go far beyond the immediate session.
During pregnancy, swollen joints and sore muscles are common complications and oftentimes, those are just the beginning of the tough and rewarding journey of pregnancy. Our prenatal massages are full body massages performed by a certified massage therapist to relieve and counteract the strain the body is put under during this time. It’s similar to Swedish massage with a few body positioning modifications to ensure the safety and comfort of baby and mother.
The Benefits of Prenatal Massage
What is it about Prenatal massage therapy that so many people find beneficial? A few key benefits include:
- Reduces Swelling and Improves Circulation Swelling of the feet, legs, and hands is common during pregnancy and is often caused by increased pressure on the blood vessels and reduced circulation. The amount of blood that has to circulate through the body during pregnancy increases dramatically, pushing your circulatory system to a whole new level. Our prenatal massage therapists in SD can make sure your soft tissues are stimulated and extra fluid is moved to reduce swelling. This will make you more comfortable, and comfort is worth everything during pregnancy!
- Eases Back Pain Another common complication of pregnancy is lower back pain. The extra weight your body has to carry can not only throw your spine out of whack, but can also put pressure on your sciatic nerve, causing pain and numbness from the lower back all the way down to the legs. Massage helps to increase blood flow, releasing the tension on your sciatic nerve during pregnancy.
- Improves Quality of Sleep Prenatal Massages help your nervous system to relax and encourage your body to release endorphins, the “feel good” hormones. This helps you to let go of tension and sleep better – something else that is hard to come by during pregnancy!
Other benefits of prenatal massage at our Hillcrest location include reduced joint pain, reduced anxiety and stress, better oxygenation of muscles and soft tissues, relief from headaches and muscle tension, improved circulation, reduced edema, and many others. Book your appointment now for the best prenatal massage with Mellow now.