Massage is possible throughout your pregnancy .
Specially designed ‘belly pillows’ are used and if you can no longer lay on your stomach the massage is performed in a sidelying position.
Benefits Of Massage
Whether you have an ongoing problem, intermittent pain or just need to relax and unwind, massage can help.
Massaging soft tissues such as muscles, skin, tendons and ligaments can achieve many and varied benefits.
-Decrease stress and related symptoms
-Relief from headaches, migraines and sinusitis
-Decrease muscular pain, tension and stiffness
-Maintain general muscle health
-Injury treatment and prevention
-Works well in conjunction with Complimentary Therapies such as Osteopathy, Physiotherapy and Chiropractics
-Increased blood and lymph circulation
-Cleansing – by assisting the elimination of waste products and toxins
-Break down of scar tissue
-Promotes better sleep
-Relief from conditions such as RSI, frozen shoulder, tennis elbow, cramps/muscle spasms, sciatica, neck and shoulder tension and lower back pain.
Having a massage every now and then is great. However the most benefit is gained through regular treatment which helps to maintain the bodies natural homeostasis (working order).
So instead of looking at massage as pampering, look it as playing an important part in improving and maintaining your physical and mental well being.