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 the techniques will be adjusted accordingly.
Benefits of prenatal massage :
Modern investigation and research are proving that prenatal massage therapy can be a very instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration.
Positive effects include:
In another study of pregnancy massage in depressed women, researchers found:
How long does a session last?
The First session lasts for 60 min and includes consultation and treatment.
Next sessions last around 30 min.
How the massage is made?
Massage is made on special massage cushion or cheer where I can have good access to massaged parts of your body, sometimes a massage table can be used for legs working.
The used medium (oil) is gentle and antiallergic.
This soothing treatment will begin with a short consultation to discuss your medical history, ensuring the massage is suitable for you and allowing me to tailor it to your specific needs.
Special massage movements will be used during the massage to help relieve any problems we may have discussed during the consultation, assisting with symptoms such as morning sickness, leg cramps, lower back pain or shortness of breath.
Is Pregnancy Massage safe?
Some doctors hesitate to advise massage during pregnancy because there is a huge variation in training.
Also, like many forms of complementary medicine, massage therapy during pregnancy hasn’t been rigorously studied with high-quality clinical research methods. One area of controversy is whether it’s safe to have a massage during the first trimester.
I will note give pregnancy massages during the first trimester. The reason is the potential for miscarriage. Some pregnancy massage experts argue that pregnancy massage doesn’t, in itself, cause miscarriage, but no research has been done to show a link between a massage and a miscarriage.
Because many miscarriages happen in the first trimester, some massage therapists and doctors counsel against first-trimester massage simply to avoid any potential liability issues should a miscarriage occur.
Is good for all pregnant women to consult with their doctor before trying massage.
When to avoid Pregnancy Massage?
Because the research on pregnancy massage is scant, many Western-trained doctors advise a conservative approach. They may even advise all pregnant women to avoid massage. There are no scientifically agreed upon guidelines. Be sure you get clearance from your doctor before you try a massage, especially if:
Is possible to be required written consent from your doctor and a liability waiver from you before performing pregnancy massage.