Oh, how exciting! You're pregnant!
Along with the eager anticipation that comes with waiting (for nearly 40 weeks) to meet your little bundle of joy, expectant mothers endure the common aches and pains associated with your growing baby and changing body.
One of the most pleasant and effective ways to reduce minor discomforts that go along with being pregnant is to get a professional prenatal massage from a certified prenatal massage practitioner.
Prenatal or pregnancy massage treatments are performed by a trained perinatal specialist, many methods of massage therapy can also be combined with physiotherapy or chiropractic so provide techniques are both effective and safe prenatally and during labour and postpartum periods of women’s pregnancies.
Prenatal specific massage techniques can reduce pregnancy discomforts and concerns and enhance the physiological and emotional well-being of both mother and the baby. Skilled, appropriate touch facilitates labour, shortening labour times and easing pain and anxiety.
In the postpartum period, specialized techniques rebalance structure, physiology, and emotions of the new mother and may help her to bond with and care for her infant. Specialized, advanced training in the anatomy, physiology, complications, precautions, and contraindications is highly recommended, and many practitioners require referrals from physicians prior to therapy.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and our Mississauga prenatal therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.
Prenatal massage has many benefits for you and your baby. First of all, massage reduces stress levels. Since very few women go through this major transition without some degree of stress and anxiety, a supportive massage is just what is needed to override the harmful effects of stress. Studies indicate your attitudes and stress levels have a direct consequence on your growing baby.
Dont forget that when you are uptight, nervous and anxious, so is your baby. The opposite also is true: When you feel good, relaxed and confident about your pregnancy, your baby is happiest. These benefits continue even after your baby is born.
Mississauga Clinics for Prenatal and Postnatal
Our Mississauga prenatal massage therapist knows where a pregnant woman's sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide some relief. Still, it's important to communicate with her and tell her where you need attention. Let her know right away if anything during the massage – including your positioning – is causing you any discomfort.
If you experience stress and would like to take a natural approach to health, we can help. Our Mississauga massage therapy clinic has an approach to better health. Call to make a prenatal / pregnancy massage therapy appointment .