What is Pregnancy Massage?
Pregnancy massage is massage therapy specifically tailored for the expectant mother's needs. It is also called pre-natal. During pregnancy the body changes faster than at any other time; it can be a wonderful time in a woman's life but can bring its challenges. It is a great time to have a massage and this can be hugely beneficial for the mum-to-be. However, every woman is different and every pregnancy is different so you must take this into account as her therapist.
Pregnancy massage has been found to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs, and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It's a popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy