When you are pregnant, your body is under tremendous stress. Everything hurts, everything hurts. However, how can you get relief from this tension and stress? Massage, after all, is out of the question, is not it? Well, maybe not. Many masseurs today specialize in prenatal massages.
You may wonder how a prenatal massage differs from traditional massage. Well, your therapists will use a variety of different massage techniques. The techniques used will be concentrated in the regions of the woman, neck, back and pelvis. These are obviously the areas most negatively affected by pregnancy. If you are modest, do not worry, your therapist can customize the massage for you by respecting your personal boundaries.
Another big difference in a prenatal massage is your position. Since he can not and should not lie on his stomach, most of the time he is supported by pillows at his side. Although there are special tables designed to accommodate a pregnant belly, most therapists prefer that you rest on your side.
The benefits of massage during pregnancy are numerous. When you are under stress, your body produces stress hormones. The stress hormones you produce will not only be felt by you but also by your baby. By reducing stress through massage, you can increase baby’s safety. It can also relieve your muscle aches and pains that, frankly, can make your life a living hell. This will allow you to enjoy this special moment in your life that you may never experience.
Finding a therapist who specializes in prenatal massage may require a little effort. Do not assume that any massage therapist can accommodate you. Some may not have the experience and others may not feel comfortable accepting you as a patient. Ask your potential masseuse or masseuse if they have experience dealing with pregnant clients. If they do not, they can probably at least point in the right direction.