Pregnancy massage is a wonderful complementary choice for prenatal care. It is a healthy way to promote overall wellness and reduce stress. Prenatal massages relieve many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and edema.
Pregnancy massages also alleviate stress on weight-bearing joints, encourage blood flow, and help to relax nervous tension, which aids in better sleep and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Benefits of a Pregnancy Massage
Prenatal massages offer a number of benefits that may include the relief of:
- Muscle tension
- Back Pain
- Leg cramps
Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from the variety of massage techniques offered by Kimberly Hughes, LMT, NMT. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult their doctor or midwife before beginning a pregnancy massage therapy program, especially if you are experiencing nausea, vomiting, morning sickness or are at a high risk of miscarriage.