Massage in Pregnancy
Having a massage treatment in general can already have a healthy impact on one’s own physiological and psychological and improve a person’s well-being. During pregnancy, when the body has to cope with added stress due to the changes taking place, a massage can have added benefits that support the need to create a safe and healthy maternal environment in which the growing foetus can thrive.
While pregnancy can be a wonderful and exciting time, it can also be challenging and taxing on a woman’s body and emotional state. Receiving regular massage during pregnancy can have amazing benefits for both the mother and growing baby and is of value to both, providing a nurturing space where mum to be can have a moment alone to herself, enabling her to rejuvenate and feel appreciated. Massage may also assist in calming the foetus whose senses develop rapidly within the womb, allowing them to amazingly be able to detect familiar sounds such as their parent’s voice and their touch.
Regular massage in pregnancy may be helpful in reducing tension due to postural changes, help stabilize the pelvic area and help prepare the body for labour. It can also assist in promoting relaxation, reducing stress, improving sleep and restfulness, reducing mental and physical fatigue, reducing oedema, helping with pain reduction and increasing general feelings of well- being.