Prenatal massage can ease some of the aches and pains of pregnancy and help you relax. It may also reduce swelling, improve mood, and help relieve some pregnancy depression and anxiety. Here at Mihi’s Place, we aim to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and make you feel good. But prenatal massage is also customised to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies,
Carrying a baby inside you changes your centre of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, meaning your pelvic joints are less stable, and it also changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add the extra weight you’re carrying, and you may end up with an aching lower back.
You can get a prenatal massage at any point in pregnancy, as long as you have your doctor or midwife’s okay. Some massage therapists won’t see pregnant women until the second trimester because of the increased risk of miscarriage in the first trimester. But there’s no evidence or reason to believe that prenatal massage in the first trimester would raise your miscarriage risk; therefore, we are still happy to treat you.
Here are some ways Pre-natal Massage can help:
– Improve mood and lower stress levels
– Help with pregnancy depression and anxiety
– Reduce swelling in the legs
Getting a pregnancy massage can also put you in a more relaxed state of mind to help you cope with all the significant changes that are going on in your life.