You may be wondering if it is safe to get a pregnancy massage, the answer is yes. Make sure to get it okay’ed by your doctor first. If you are 3 months or more, it is safe in most cases, but you would have been told by your Doctor in advance if you are having a high-risk pregnancy.
There are many many benefits to having a massage while you are pregnant. Your body will be going through major adjustments during the next few months, and massage can help ease those body changes for you. With some people, they have been told by their Doctor to seek out a qualified pregnancy massage therapist during the early months as it can help alleviate symptoms of morning sickness. Many women early in their pregnancy will feel sore or tender in their lower abdomen region and we can help with that sore and tender feeling.
It can help reduce the stress that you can be feeling, it can help release endorphins, and help with lymph drainage which is very important at this time. Your body needs to be able to absorb all the nutrients it can while you’re pregnant, and working on the lymph nodes helps the body to rid itself of toxins that can be harmful to a growing infant. With the growing fetus in your body, your muscles and tendons will be stretched, and massage therapy will help keep them pliable to accommodate the growing need of your child. With making them more pliable there is less stress on them and that results in less pain for you. We know that this can be very confusing but we are happy to answer any questions you have on the subject.
Massage therapy during pregnancy can help keep swelling down in the legs, and in joints that are needed for weight bearing. As it helps give your body better circulation. Most women feel or see swelling in their legs or ankles, and sometimes their hands and fingers. This can be normal as your body is changing to accommodate a growing human inside of you. We have many hours and registered massage therapists that specialize in pregnancy massage and will take time and care to make sure you are comfortable and feel relaxed during and after your pregnancy massage.
Some women that have had massage therapy while pregnant have found that they have an easier time when it comes time to deliver, as the muscles are in top working order and less stress in them at the very critical time they are needed. Especially if you plan to have a natural birth, we suggest having a pregnancy massage to make sure you are feeling your best for a very special day.
Before your massage therapy appointment, you can expect to have a brief conversation with your massage therapist about any places that could feel tender or that you feel need attention. We want to make sure that your needs are met during your massage and that you are in a comfortable and relaxed environment.
Please give Adica Massage Clinic a call if you would like to book a pregnancy massage!