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Pregnancy Massage: Tummy, Shoulders, and Lower Back

Create: 06/28/2016 - 07:11

A massage during pregnancy can also help improve your mood and even increase the endorphins in your brain that will help feel refreshing and in an overall better state of mind. A massage can also help reduce pain and tension in your shoulders and help with sore hips. 
 
Abdominal massage during all stages of pregnancy should be gentle, which dispels the fear of placental abruption. Massage of a pregnant woman’s abdomen should be extremely light. The stokes are done with open handed effleurage in a slow rhythmical way. Permission must always be granted in order to perform abdominal massage since this can be a very sensitive and emotional area of a woman’s body. 
 
Many mothers are concerned about how a massage might affect their baby or the health of their pregnancy. Thankfully, massage during pregnancy is not only safe but if done correctly can re-energize mums and give them the strength to make it through their pregnancy with ease. Many doctors recommend massage as a way to prepare for birth, with the greatest benefits experienced from consistent treatments.
 
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.