Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly. Swedish Massage is the recommended massage method during pregnancy, because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts.
Benefits of Prenatal massage:
- Reduces anxiety and symptoms of depression
- Relieves muscle aches and joint pains associated with weight gain and musculoskeletal movement
- Helps reduce swelling and improves circulation