How great to be pregnant! It's a time of joys and challenges. There are so many aches and pains, such discomfort. Though we are gaining weight, have muscle and joint pain, we are elated. What can we possibly do to alleviate this? I recently heard about pregnancy massage. What a luxury! During my pregnancies, I wish I had heard of this. In most circumstances, pregnancy massages can be a great relief and comfort.
When pregnant, we all know that we must, not only take care of ourselves, but also of the new baby growing within us. We have many feelings, some of them stress, anxiety, depression, as well as joy of the wonders and challenges ahead. All these feelings are normal, and can be alleviated a bit, unbeknownst to us through a pregnancy massage.
The many symptoms of pregnancy can be reduced by an appropriate pregnancy specialist. These specialists are also known as pre-natal specialists. She/he will have appropriate pillows that are needed to support the baby, and will know the proper positioning to make you most comfortable, and to keep the baby safe and healthy. When having a massage when pregnant, deep tissue massage is not recommended, as it may do harm.
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.
As a mother of 3 girls aged 9 and under, I wish I had known about pregnancy massages when I was pregnant. I had such weight gain putting stress on my bones and muscles, my sciatic nerve caused me immense pain with my first child. My second pregnancy put stress on my legs and back and my third left me exhausted, needing a massage - unfortunately, I didn't consider pregnancy massages. I now know that massages can help eliminate waste products from the mother through the lymphatic and circulatory system, thus giving the mother more energy. Massages can also help with swollen ankles and legs, which any pregnant woman will tell you, are very uncomfortable.
To have a massage while pregnant feels like it would be great. To know that my physical pain, stress and anxiety, as well as hormonal issues could have been alleviated by something so good for me is comforting. A calming, refreshing massage I will be seeking if blessed with another child I will be sure to look for a certified pregnancy massage therapist and consult my doctor. I will not go through another pregnancy without one!
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