A pregnant woman’s body produces approximately 50 percent more blood and body fluids than it did prior to pregnancy, according to the American Pregnancy Association. Some of this fluid collects in the feet and ankles, a common condition called edema.
More than a pampering treatment, foot soaks help mothers-to-be manage swelling and decrease tension in the feet. Since heat and a long day on your feet contribute to edema, foot soaks are especially helpful on hot, busy days.
What are the benefits of massage during pregnancy?
- Reduced stress and anxiety- Physical and mental relaxation- Reduce edema and blood pressure- Relieves varicose veins- Increases blood and lymph circulation- Relief from neck, back, and shoulder pain.- Alleviates musculoskeletal pain and strain- Improves your body awareness as you prepare for birth- Powerful Oils and Creams that help Restore Dry Skin- Improved Sleep- Pain Free legs and arms- Mental Clarity
Before beginning any massage routine, you should be sure to speak with your medical professional to make sure that it will be safe for you. Speaking with your medical professional is the best way to stay informed about the potential risk of getting back massages while you are pregnant.