Massage therapy during pregnancy has proven extremely beneficial throughout each trimester. The benefits include the following:
- Stimulate blood flow
- Increase muscle tone and flexibility which can help alleviate muscle cramps
- Relieve headaches
- Alleviate pain in the back, neck, head, shoulders, legs, ligaments, hips and joints
- Reduce tension, fatigue and calm stress
- Increase energy both physically and mentally
Prenatal massage may be recommended monthly, bi-monthly or weekly depending on various factors. Massage is a healthy resource and prescribed by many physicians for structural, physiological and emotional support throughout pregnancy. Women have reported that massage was the most beneficial treatment throughout the entire pregnancy along with postpartum for overall well-being and a major contributor to feeling healthy.