Pregnancy massage is usually done in a side-lying position with plenty of pillows or cushions for support. The massage addresses the neck, arms, hands, back, hips, pelvis, legs & feet.
Studies have shown that mothers who receive massage during pregnancy are more likely to give their babies massages, thereby nurturing their bond & promoting the child's development. Babies born from less-stressed mothers are calmer, less fussy & perform better on infant development.
It provides relaxation by relieving stress on joints, easing pain, & helping with the postural changes associated with the progressing pregnancy. Massage therapy is also believed to stimulate the endocrine system, which helps to stabilize hormone levels & relieve nervous tension. Massage oils & creams that contain vitamin E may help keep the skin supple, which can reduce the discomfort caused by the stretching belly.Read more..... Back to Treatments.....