The miracle of motherhood begins long before the baby is born. Throughout her pregnancy, an expectant mom's body changes and she often experiences different aches and pains with each passing month. But thanks to the increased popularity of prenatal massage, pregnancy can be so much easier!
For example, as pregnancy advances and the baby sits high in the uterus and puts pressure on the organs - massage in the back, neck and shoulders is always welcomed, then gentle work around the rib cage and diaphragm can help mom relax and breath more freely, and special techniques applied around the hips and tummy can reduce pressure on the bladder.
At the end of the second and throughout the third trimester many women experience sciatic discomfort; as momís center of gravity changes, prenatal massage can ease the tension and constriction in the lower back and gluteus muscles that is often the cause of this pain; limbs ache and everything seems to be puffy and swollen - massage can be a wonderful relief!
If mom-to-be has a busy work and family schedule and has a challenge relaxing and getting comfortable at home, it's great for her to be able relax under the skilled hands of a specially-trained prenatal therapist. Many pregnant moms are regular massage recipients, others perhaps because they received a gift certificate from friends or colleagues for a blissful hour or so of undivided attention to making her feel fabulous.
We havenít come across a mom-to-be who didnít like prenatal massage, it's a treasure and a pleasure to succumb to a nurturing and soothing therapy that makes her feel so much better. And the special bonus of pre-natal massage? Baby loves it too!