Pregnancy Massages provide a range of wonderful benefits and can be a brilliant way to unwind during pregnancy. However, people are often unaware of these benefits and can be left wondering if they are truly worthwhile. Continue reading to discover the top five reasons to book a pregnancy massage at our Leeds or Wakefield Massage clinics.
The Top Five Reasons To Book A Pregnancy Massage
Reduce Stress & Unwind
Pregnancy Massages are an excellent way to relax and unwind. They help to reduce anxiety and lower norepinephrine levels, which is a stress hormone that affects heart rate and blood pressure. For many people, pregnancy can be a roller-coaster journey and it is important to recognize this and slow down. Massages help you to connect with your body and provide a calming time to bond with your baby before birth. As a result of this, feelings of anxiety can reduce as you take a moment to stop, breathe, and relax.
Sleep quality can significantly reduce during pregnancy, and it is important to monitor and find ways to improve this where possible. Sleep is not only important to expectant mums but also to your baby, which is why it is absolutely essential. Pregnancy Massages can reduce both discomfort and anxiety, which can have an incremental impact on sleep quality. You are likely to feel sleepy during your massage as well as after your massage. This is due to both the peaceful atmosphere and
Reduce Pain & Relieve Tension
During pregnancy, it is likely that you will experience muscle pain and tension, due to the increased pressure on your joints. When muscles are tense, massages can help remove toxic byproducts which can significantly reduce pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing significant pain, it is important to contact your doctor, particularly before booking a massage or other treatment.
Improve Posture & Reduce Imbalances
During pregnancy, pressure on muscles and joints increases, which in turn can also cause posture-related issues and muscle imbalances. Pregnancy Massages help correct imbalances by improving flexibility and strengthening muscles, to support the additional weight of your baby bump.
Pregnancy Massages increase blood circulation, helping ensure oxygen and nutrients are flowing effectively around your body and to your baby. This can also reduce pressure by treating congested areas and helping both blood and lymphatic fluid to flow smoothly.
We hope this has reassured you of the wonderful benefits and reasons to book a Pregnancy Massage and how they can ease your pregnancy discomforts. If you would like to learn more, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team, who will happily advise. When it comes to Pregnancy Massages, safety is our top priority, before booking please check suitability with your doctor. Equally, if you experience any pain during your treatment, please notify your massage therapist immediately. As with all our massages, please let us know of any specific requests or requirements so we can provide the best possible treatment.