Pregnancy Massage

Posted on March 14th, 2014 by Shari´ Parks

Do you know someone pregnant? Or perhaps you’ve given birth in the past. Pregnancy can be difficult, and most moms would like to feel better during this special and magical time. Beginning in the first trimester through the entire pregnancy the expecting mom is experiencing an entire body transformation. Massage therapy can assist her.

Massage has many scientifically proven health benefits such as stimulating the blood and lymph systems, thereby increasing immunity and removal of toxins; stabilizing hormonal levels; and adding tone and flexibility to muscles. All of this enhances the health of both the mom and baby. As pregnancy progresses, the body adjusts to a changing alignment caused by the baby’s increasing weight. This puts strain on the back and legs and increases stress on weight-bearing joints. Massage increases flexibility, enhancing the ability to carry this extra weight while also relieving aches and pains, leg cramps and muscle spasms. The effects of relaxation and tension release add to improvement in the physical state of muscles and joints, and assist in balancing emotions.

For more information go to:

> AmericanPregnancyMassage.org

> Massage Therapy Foundation article
Is Massage Ok During Pregnancy
http://www.massagetherapy.com/articles/index.php/article_id/842/Is-Massage-OK-During-Pregnancy

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