The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a very special time for a woman’s body, and a specially catered massage can help you adapt with ease and comfort to the many changes your body is undergoing. Massage therapists who offer pregancy massage have received the proper training to ensure your experience is completely safe and wonderfully relaxing.

The benefits of pregnancy massage include:

Reduction of stress and promotion of relaxation.Increased blood and lymph circulation, reduced edema, and relief from varicose veins.

Facilitation of respiratory, gastrointestinal, and hormonal processes.

Reduces musculoskeletal strain and discomfort.

Develops the kinesthetic awareness necessary to actively participate in birthing.

(from Pre and Perinatal Massage Therapy: A Comprehensive Practioners’ Guide to Pregnancy, Labor, Postpartum Massage. Carole Osborne-Sheets)

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