Massage therapy is a great way to help with the back pain and stress associated with pregnancy. Prenatal massage healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness. Pregnancy massage therapy relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as back pain, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches and swelling. Massage also reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood circulation, and helps to relax nervous tension. This may in turn aid in better sleep-and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.
Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, your therapist may use such massage techniques as reflexology, Swedish massage or certain techniques that address your specific requests and needs. The massage therapists at Happy Head Massage in San Diego take extra care to ensure our prenatal clients are comfortable when getting their massage.
Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from the different massage techniques offered by a professional massage therapist. We generally recommend a Swedish prenatal massage. Here are just a few of the many benefits that are possible with prenatal massage:
* relaxes muscle tension reduces fatigue
* alleviates back and neck pain
* relieves leg cramps
* reduces swelling
* relieves pain
* enhances sleep
* relieves headaches