The Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy
Massage is a perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. During pregnancy the human body under goes many changes, some of them stressful and very uncomfortable.
Massage helps the body eliminate waste products through the lymphatic and circulatory systems, which combats fatigue and helps you feel more energetic. By aiding circulation, massage eases the load on your heart and helps to keep your blood pressure in check.
Muscular discomforts, such as cramping, tightening, stiffness, tension, and knots call all be alleviated.
Massage helps carry away the lactic acid and other cellular waste products that can build up and cause muscle fatigue.
Massage can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes you may be experiencing.
Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts during pregnancy, such as backaches, a stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, edema, and sore swollen ankles and feet.
Massage increased local and general blood circulation, which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cell of both the mother and fetus. This means greater vitality and less fatigue for the expectant mother and better nourishment for the baby.
Massage stimulates glandular secretions, which helps stabilizes the hormonal levels.
Massage relaxes tense muscles and can also increase muscular flexibility. Flexibility will be most helpful during the last trimester and during the birth itself.
Massage helps to soothe and relax nervous tension, which helps you sleep more easily and more deeply. Incidentally, most OB providers would agree that a relaxed mother would have a happier, healthier pregnancy and possibly an easier childbirth experience, too.