You are having a baby!!! How exciting? So many new experiences to look forward to, dreams, hopes, and wishes. Your spouse, parents, siblings, friends, work associates, and neighbors are supportive and can’t want to meet your new child.
So, what can you do to ease all of those aches and pains that happen as your body is rearranging to make room for and carry this 7 to 10-pound baby inside of you most of the year?
What is a Prenatal Massage
A pregnancy or prenatal massage is specifically designed to massage with cushions, sidelining positions and other tools and methods to help an expectant mother with:
- Stress reduction
- Pain Relief
There’s nothing like a soothing massage to rub away the pains and strains of pregnancy.
Both your body and mind feel better after a massage. The same can be true for a prenatal massage, which can feel extra wonderful when extra weight and changes in posture stir up new aches and pains.
Is a Massage safe during pregnancy
Here is some information about the dos and don’ts of massage during pregnancy:
After the first trimester, prenatal massages are generally considered safe. Be sure you get the approval from your OB/GYN Doctor before having a massage.
You want to avoid applying direct pressure on the reflexology point between the anklebone and heel. This can trigger contractions.
Avoid the abdomen area as well, which is sensitive to deep kneading, which can make you uncomfortable.
A massage therapist that is trained in prenatal massage will know not to place you on your back after your fourth month. This is because the weight of your baby and uterus can compress blood vessels and reduce circulation to your placenta, creating more problems than any massage can cure. You will be positioned on your side to be comfortable.
Check with your practitioner before receiving a prenatal massage if you have any complications that could make massage during your pregnancy risky such as:
- Morning sickness
- High blood pressure
- Contagious virus
- Abdominal pain or bleeding
People who make massage therapy a part of their regular routines find that it improves their overall health and well-being. With regular massage, you may feel more relaxed, centered, and rejuvenated.
At I Got Your Back Massage Therapy, we are in the business of helping people relax, quiet their mind, reduce pain and stress so why wouldn’t we show Palm Harbor the same message on our website? We are happy to announce that I Got Your Back Massage Therapy has published a new and easy to use website to see our services offered and find out more about what we do to help your mind, body, and soul.
Give us a call at 727-772-0220 for your next massage to help you relieve headaches, pain, and aches. I Got Your Back Massage Therapy is conveniently located at 1684 Alternate 19 in Palm Harbor. Our massage therapists are skilled in many techniques to help you improve your physical and mental health, including relaxation massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, reiki, and aromatherapy. Contact the professionals at I Got Your Back Massage Therapy and set up an appointment.