Massage therapy in general is usually a complementary service in your life, one that has several health benefits such as, reducing stress. However during pregnancy this wonderful “complementary life choice” needs to become a necessity in your life, I promise! Your muscles will certainly appreciate a massage when they’ve been carrying around an extra load. As a soon-to-be new mom, going through this hot humid North Carolina summer there are two things I am consistently looking forward too every couple of weeks, my OB appointments and my prenatal massages!
Monthly prenatal massages are a healthy way to not only reduce stress and promote overall wellness but also to relieve the aches and pains we experience during this time of miracle growing. Things such as backaches, sciatic nerve pain, leg cramps, headaches, swelling and edema can slow us down but let’s make sure you are getting all the help you can.
Massages palpate these target areas that are being overworked by all the extra weight. Prenatal massages are a great way to relieve your body of the everyday stress and help your new little life relax while in the womb. They can also can a
lso help reduce swelling by stimulating blood flow throughout your body and cause the blood to flow to evenly your growing baby!
Many current studies also indicate that massages done for prenatal care can reduce anxiety, increase sex drive, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, improve labor outcomes and overall newborn health. Prenatal massages are usually recommended every two weeks to receive the maximum benefits however, even going monthly up until delivery will improve labor outcome, tremendously.
If you are not big into Yoga or have given up on working out at this point, I am sure you have heard, you are missing out on several healthy benefits for you and baby. However, prenatal massages can help you receive some of the same health
benefits as exercise, such as; self-awareness, fewer cramps, and reduced stress and swelling.
Chakras Salon and Spa have massage therapists who are well trained, knowledgeable, and are dedicated to providing massages that are tailored to you and your baby’s needs. Chakras New Life Prenatal Massage will not only help you relax but, will ease the pains through the hardest, best, grossest, most wonderful time in your life. You are busy building your tiny miracle, let Chakras take care of making you feel comfortable and beautiful while doing so!