Expecting mothers have a great many things to think about. What names should I choose? What kind of baby clothes do I purchase? How should I set up the baby’s nursery? How can I prepare myself? Unfortunately, not all thoughts are about the future. A lot of the time, as an expectant mother, you will be faced with pregnancy side effects. Lack of sleep, nausea, swelling, fatigue, soreness, cramping are just some of the negative symptoms that mom’s to be, will face.
We wish to inform the women of Edmonton that they do not have to face these issues alone. There is a something that can be done to make you more comfortable: prenatal massage. Prenatal, or pregnancy, massage is specially designed to help relieve and manage the unpleasant aspects of carrying a new existence into being.
Why get a Pregnancy Massage?
Before coming in to see the expert therapists at Body Tech Therapeutic Massage Inc., our Edmonton clients would probably like to know why they should get one. There are a number of different benefits, not only for mom but for baby as well.
Reduce muscle tension: During pregnancy, many muscle groups that are not commonly used, become central to supporting the extra weight. This can cause strain and tension in all parts of the body as it tries to adjust to the new circumstances. Prenatal massage targets these painful areas so that tension is significantly reduced without weakening these very important muscles.
Increased circulation: As the body changes it can place restrictions on blood flow to parts of the body. Many woman experience cold hands and feet and low blood flow also plays a role in feelings of fatigue. A massage therapist will loosen restricted muscle to facilitate proper circulation. This also has a positive effect on the baby as it gains nutrients through the blood, to help it grow.
Improve mental health: a professional massage therapist not only helps you take care of your body, but the mind as well. a therapy session will release endorphins which helps the mother relax. This in turn helps her sleep more easily, peacefully and deeply.
Lower blood pressure: by opening up the veins and removing blockages caused by tension, blood pressure is lowered. Additionally, the heart, which is strained during pregnancy, does not have to work as hard.
Natural pain relief: it is important to know what you are putting into your body, and even more so when you are pregnant. For the women of Edmonton who would prefer a natural way to relieve pain and tension, a prenatal massage is the perfect choice.
These are only a few of the benefits we offer the pregnant women of Edmonton. If you would like to learn more about our services or to set up an appointment, please send us an email or give us a call. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.