Discover the benefits of prenatal massage therapy for a healthy and stress-free pregnancy. Reduce swelling, alleviate pain, and improve circulation. Contact us at Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy and Massage to see what treatments we may have available for you.
Are you pregnant and looking for a way to relieve your muscle tension, reduce swelling and decrease your stress levels? Look no further, we have the solution for you. Massage therapy during pregnancy can provide a range of benefits for both you and your growing baby.
Pregnancy can cause your blood volume to increase by up to 50%, which can put a strain on your circulatory system. Massage therapy can help improve circulation by stimulating blood flow to your extremities and vital organs. This increased circulation can also help deliver more oxygen and nutrients to your growing baby.
As your body retains more fluid during pregnancy, you may experience swelling in your hands, feet and ankles. Massage therapy can help reduce this swelling by stimulating lymphatic drainage, which helps flush excess fluids from your body.
Relief from Muscle Tension and Soreness
As your baby grows, it can put strain on your muscles and joints, causing tension and soreness. Massage therapy can help relieve these symptoms by loosening tight muscles and improving joint mobility.
Decreased Stress and Anxiety
Pregnancy can be a stressful time, and massage therapy can provide a much needed break from the worries and anxieties that come with it. Regular massage sessions can help reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and promote relaxation.
Improved Sleep Quality
Many pregnant women struggle with getting a good night's sleep, but massage therapy can help. By promoting relaxation and reducing stress, massage therapy can improve the quality and duration of your sleep.
Alleviation of Back and Joint Pain
As your baby grows, your centre of gravity shifts, putting strain on your back and joints. Massage therapy can help alleviate this pain by targeting the muscles and joints that are most affected by your changing body.
Preparation for Labour
Massage therapy can also help prepare your body for labour by promoting relaxation and reducing tension in the pelvic floor muscles. This can help make labour and delivery easier and more comfortable.
If you're pregnant and interested in trying massage therapy, make sure to work with a licensed massage therapist who is trained in prenatal massage. Also, consult with your healthcare provider before starting any new wellness regimen.
At Mornington Peninsula Myotherapy and Massage, we offer specialised prenatal massage therapy to help pregnant women experience the benefits of massage in a safe and comfortable environment. Contact us today to schedule your appointment!