Pregnancy is a very exciting and sometimes challenging time for women. It creates many physical and emotional changes, so adapting nurturing touch and massage for Mother-to-be instils a sense of connectedness to herunborn child, and a heightened sense of self awareness. Pregnancy massage has a number of benefits for the mother and baby. Some of these include:
Stress reduction and relaxation
Relief from muscle cramps, spasms and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips and legs
Reduced swelling by increasing blood and lymph circulation
Stress reduction on weight-bearing joints
Pliability of skin and underlying tissues is enhanced
Support for mother in coping with the physical and emotional strains of mothering
Relaxation benefits can be passed to the unborn child.