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Benefits of Massage Therapy during Pregnancy

Benefits of Massage Therapy during Pregnancy
5 May 14

Benefits of Massage Therapy during Pregnancy

Whether you have just found out that you are pregnant or you are in your third trimester and looking forward to your delivery date, considering massage therapy is a wise move.

Massage therapy can serve to benefit expectant new moms in many different ways. Make sure that you are not missing out on the benefits of this treatment.

These are just a few benefits of massage therapy during pregnancy:

Reduced Stress

There is no question that going through the various stages of pregnancy can be stressful on your body. Add to this the stresses of everyday life, and you may find yourself feeling overwhelmed from time to time. Going for a good massage can help release this stress and get you feeling in optimal health again. This can also help improve the quality of your sleep.

Less Lower Back Pain

The increased weight in your abdominal region as your pregnancy progresses can lead to lower back pain for some women. Massage therapy can help relieve current discomfort, as well as help you to avoid long term difficulties which could result in muscles being stressed over time.

Massage therapy can help to relax the muscles supporting the lower back region, making sure these muscles stay loose and ready to support the added weight.

Improved Sense of Wellbeing

With your body going through many changes throughout the nine months of gestation, taking time out for a relaxing therapeutic massage gives you a chance to keep attuned to these changes and become aware of any parts of your body which feel unduly stressed or uncomfortable. Taking time out to just focus on yourself gives you the opportunity to relax your mind and body and focus on what you need to have the healthiest possible pregnancy.

To make sure that you are not overlooking the benefits that massage therapy holds, book a session with a qualified massage therapist. Let the therapist know of any specific concerns you may have, and of course, always ensure that your primary medical practitioner is aware of any treatments or supplemental therapies you may be accessing during your pregnancy.

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