Pregnancy Massage: Alleviate Muscle Spasms Due to Pregnancy More Effectively
In the past 9 years, I have had 3 normal pregnancies and healthy children. While the pregnancies were all normal and complication-free, I had all the different feelings going through both my mind and body. Between muscle and joint pain, there is also weight gain (in my case, this was quite substantial) causing physical discomfort. I never considered that there was any way of gaining some relief. I now know there is! It is a pregnancy massage. I recently discovered (maybe too late for me) that this is an option when pregnant, in most circumstances.
During pregnancy, we have normal feelings of stress, anxiety, even anxiety, as well as happiness and anticipation. Knowing there is a human being growing within us, we try extra hard to take care of ourselves, as well as the baby. However, some of these feelings can be relieved by a wonderful massage.
This can reduce so many negative symptoms of pregnancy, including stress, depression and anxiety. We just have to make sure that we have the appropriate pregnancy specialists, also known as pre-natal specialists. Proper positioning and special pillows are needed to support the growing baby during the massage. The specialist will know not to do any deep tissue massage.
One important point is that the personal OB/GYN knows that you are considering pregnancy massage. These massages are good also when in labor, and are a great bonding experience for you and your husband. When having a massage, clothing is optional, some ladies prefer clothing (bra and underwear) others prefer towels or sheets for coverage. There are no complications associated with pregnancy massages. They do not cause miscarriages. Even after the baby is born, massages can help soothe colic.
When I think back to my own 3 pregnancies, if I had known about these massages, I would have made it a point to get some. My sciatic nerve caused me great pain with my first child. This was partially due to the immense weight gain I had. By my second pregnancy, I knew what to avoid in order to minimize weight gain, but I felt stress on my legs. As I got into my third pregnancy, I felt exhaustion, but didn't consider massages. Now I know that massages can help eliminate waste products from the mother through the lymphatic and circulatory system, thus giving the mother more energy
To be pregnant and have the luxury of a pregnancy massage seems glorious to me. To know that my physical pain, stress and anxiety could have been alleviated by something so good for me is comforting. A calming, refreshing massage can even help with hormonal changes during pregnancy. If I am further blessed with another child, a pregnancy massage is definitely something I will be seeking. Be sure to look for a certified pregnancy massage therapist and consult your doctor. At such a time in life when we are filled with both joy and a challenge, this is close to a necessity in my book.
Pregnancy Massage: Alleviate Muscle Spasms Due to Pregnancy More Effectively By: Hank Dupont About the Author Please visit our website here for more information or visit our blog. Thank you. (ArticlesBase SC #3357087)