Pregnancy places a great deal of stress on a woman’s body, not to mention the discomfort of muscle strain and tension.
A pregnancy massage not only soothes and comforts, but also provides several health benefits for expectant mothers. It relieves the tensions and aches caused by the extra weight and postural shifts in the body, increases blood and lymph circulation which can reduce swelling, soothes the nervous system, acts as a tonic, reduces fatigue, and enhances energy. The supportive touch of massage can help with the mental and emotional strains of pregnancy as well.
After delivery, postpartum massage can help restore the body to its pre-pregnant condition. It also addresses the stress of caring for and carrying a newborn. It can speed the recovery by bringing relief of sore muscles and help the mother to relax more easily.