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Is Massage Safe During Pregnancy?

Anyone who has had a professional massage knows that both body and mind feel better afterward. The same goes for prenatal massage, which can be especially wonderful when extra weight and changes in posture cause new aches and pains. Here’s everything moms-to-be should know about getting a massage during pregnancy.

How Does A Prenatal Massage Work?

Prenatal massages are adapted to the anatomical changes that occur during pregnancy. In a traditional massage, you may spend half the time lying face down and the other half face up.

But as your shape and posture change, a trained massage therapist will make adaptations with special cushioning and holes that allow you to lie on your stomach safely while still leaving room for your growing belly and breasts. You can also lie on your side with the support of pillows and cushions.

At Which Stage of The Pregnancy Is Recommended?

Generally, prenatal massages are considered safe after the first trimester, as long as the practitioner gives you the green light, and you let the massage therapist know you’re pregnant. But you should avoid massages during the first three months of pregnancy, as they can cause dizziness and increase morning sickness.

Benefits of a Prenatal Massage 

  • Massage can reduce stress hormones in the body and relax and loosen muscles. 
  • It increases blood flow, so important during pregnancy, and keeps the lymphatic system functioning at peak efficiency. 
  • Reconnect your mind with your body.
  • Helps reduce swelling of the hands and feet. 
  • Insomnia
  • Helps with leg cramps

Contact a Specialist 

Although any massage therapist can work with pregnant women, it is best to go to a specialist trained in maternal massage. This way, you can be sure you’re in the hands of a professional in case you want to relieve any pain and pressure related to your changing anatomy.

At Permanent Makeup & Cryo in Maine, Your Wellness Is Valuable

As a mother-to-be, the fear of affecting your pregnancy is always at its peak. However, you can trust that a well-performed massage will benefit your muscle discomfort and relax your mind. We are highly trained and careful in every massage session. If you are interested in knowing more about it, contact us!

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