Carrying baby’s extra weight can be tough on mom’s body, but prenatal massages can help. Here are the top three benefits:
- Swelling and Pain Reduction.
Prenatal massages help to release serotonin, your body’s natural painkiller. A great deal of the ordinary aches and pains of pregnancy are therefore reduced in your body, such as sciatic pain and muscular discomfort in your lower back, head, neck and shoulders. Prenatal massages can also help to minimize swelling in your hands, feet and ankles.
- Sleep Enhancement. Prenatal massages lessen your anxiety and discomfort as well as boost your relaxation, which can decrease insomnia. Fatigue is also a common problem during pregnancy; this will most likely be the cause of midday naps, which can affect sleep during the night. Prenatal massages can aid with fatigue by boosting the elimination of toxins through the circulatory and lymphatic systems.
- Health Benefits for Everyone. Prenatal massages improve blood circulation, which in turn increases the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to both you and baby. You and baby are also benefited by your immune system strengthening after prenatal massages. Your mood will also improve after prenatal massages; this is beneficial for you, baby and everyone around you.
To schedule a prenatal massage, call Woman’s Center for Wellness at 225-924-8388.