Prenatal Massage Overview
Prenatal massage is a gentle massage specifically designed to help relieve discomfort and promote relaxation during the last two trimesters of pregnancy. A prenatal massage is a healthy and relaxing way to reduce stress and relieve the discomforts associated with pregnancy, including backaches, headaches, muscle tension, fatigue, edema, and leg cramps.
During a prenatal massage at Stucky Chiropractic, our experienced massage therapists listen to you and your concerns, then focusing on areas of discomfort. In response to massage, your body releases serotonin, endorphins, and dopamine. These natural “feel good” chemicals in the body can increase deep sleep, all while easing anxiety and depression caused by hormonal changes, and aiding in mood regulation.
Benefits of Prenatal Massage
In addition to relieving the common discomforts listed above, prenatal massages can help to reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, easing the pain associated with it. A prenatal massage also addresses muscle tension caused by carrying the extra weight of a baby, and improve mobility and blood flow, delivering more nutrient-rich oxygen to the body. All of these benefits can also lead to better sleep, and relief of the ordinary aches and pains.
Massage can even help stimulate soft tissues to release excess fluid that has built up, resulting in swollen joints. This process can also improve the removal of tissue waste that is carried by the body’s lymph system.
Many choose prenatal massage as part of their overall prenatal care because of the benefits that go along with it. Massage can aid in both physical and emotional health during pregnancy. During your prenatal massage at Stucky Chiropractic, you will be comfortably positioned and supported throughout the massage. These massages are available in 30-minute, 60-minute or 90-minute appointments. To learn more, ask a question, or to schedule an appointment, visit us here.