Pre and Post Natal Massage

Pre and Post Natal Massage

Pre-natal massage is increasingly gaining popularity as pregnant women begin recognizing the benefits that pre-natal massage has to offer women during pregnancy. Back pain is one of the more common side effects of pregnancy. Back pain can continue throughout pregnancy and even after delivery, in the post-natal period. If you have other small children to carry around, you may find your symptoms exacerbated during pregnancy.

Fortunately, Santé Group HealthCare Registered Massage Therapists can help relieve back pain associated with muscular tension, postural changes and various injuries. Here are just a few of the other benefits that pre-natal massage has to offer:

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  • Pre-natal massage helps relieve edema or swelling by stimulating circulation throughout the body.
  • Leg massage can help reduce leg cramps and swelling in the legs.
  • Massage is beneficial toward minimizing anxiety during pregnancy by promoting relaxation.
  • Massage can help promote more restful sleep and help prevent pregnancy related insomnia.
  • Pregnancy massage may relax your baby, particularly if you have your abdomen gently massaged.

It is vital however that you seek the assistance of a qualified, experienced, registered Santé Group HealthCare professional who specializes in pre-natal massage. Massaging the wrong areas or focusing on certain acupressure points may potentially trigger uterine contractions in some women. Fortunately, Santé Group HealthCare Massage Therapists are trained in pre-natal massage and know precisely which areas to avoid and which areas to target to provide pregnant women with maximal benefits during a pre-natal massage therapy session. Toward the end of your pregnancy, you might consider a pre-natal massage to relax you during labor or even help strengthen your contractions! Santé Group Massage Therapists have access to Santé Group’s professional pregnancy pillows, which make laying face down during a pre-natal massage, during every phase of pregnancy, including the final trimester, a safe and comfortable luxury. Professional pregnancy pillows are constructed to provide Santé Group’s pre- and post-natal patients with the relief and comfort of safely laying face down, while providing full cushioning and support for all anatomic regions.

Most physicians will gladly recommend a massage to their pre-natal patients. To be sure your doctor confirms that massage is safe for you and your baby during your pregnancy, before signing up for a massage you might check in with your healthcare provider.

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