Pregnancy Massage: Alleviate Pain Due To Pregnancy Faster
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.
All the normal feelings of stress and anxiety come to the forefront upon realization that there is now a new human being growing inside, and this child is a huge priority. There is joy and anticipation that goes along with these feelings. Often we can benefit from a pregnancy massage, just as we can benefit from a massage when not pregnant.
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.
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!
by: Hector Espinoza