Pre Natal Massage Therapy & its Benefits
While pregnancy is a wonderful and exciting thing and the coming of a new life into the world is wonderful and amazing, there are certain downsides that mom has to endure. Morning sickness, aches and pains, worries about the coming child and many other things can take its toll. And while pre natal care is extremely important and helpful, there is something else that can help the mom to be to cope with her condition. That of course is massage. Here at Warwick Chiropractic & Massage, we offer great care and provide deep and relaxing massages to mom here in Lacey.
What does massage do for you as a soon to be mom?
During pregnancy, you may feel a great deal of muscle tension from carrying the baby. Your back will likely be aching, tension will flow up the back to your neck and also cause headaches. So a therapeutic massage will help with these things like headaches, back pain, swelling, leg cramps and more. It puts you in a state of relaxation and enables increased blood flow and serotonin which provides relief and some peace.
The massage will produce oxygen rich blood which flows through the lymphatic system, and this helps reduce any toxins in your body. Moreover, serotonin is also released which provides you with a sense of relaxation and a wonderful feeling. In short, you will experience less aches, less pain, less tension, and more relaxation.
What should you expect if you came in for a massage?
As a pregnant mom, when you come in for your massage, we will ensure you are laid down on your side. Your head will be on a pillow that will also support your neck. We will also position another pillow under your stomach to support baby. A third pillow will be placed between your legs. This is the optimal comfortable position, but of course, if you are not comfortable, let us know and we will make things comfortable for you.
After all, you need to be in as comfortable as possible to get the best out of your massage.
Massage can also improve the quality of your sleep. It may not help baby sleep, but as it helps to destress you and your body won’t be hurting as much, your sleep should improve. Of course this will also indirectly help baby because you will be in a better and more relaxed space.
So if you are pregnant, in discomfort and pain. And if you’re as cranky as hell about it all, you definitely need a massage. It will lighten your load, put you in a relaxed place, and ultimately it will help both you and your baby.
So give us a call 360 951 4504 and ask for a pre-natal massage at Warwick Chiropractic & Massage in Lacey Olympia. You know you deserve it.