Here at Meta Bodywork we firmly believe Prenatal Massage therapy can be an important ingredient in any womans prenatal wellness plan. Here are four unexpected benefits of prenatal massage that can really rub off on you....
Cuts back on swelling: Massage can help improve circulation to reduce swelling using techniques to drain excess fluid through the lymphatic system.
Releases "Happy" Hormones
Exchange of touch has been proven to release feel-good hormones that make you feel happy, relaxed, & connected. Imagine: a runner’s high without having to put in the effort.
Less Painful Labor
In some studies, women who have had regular massage during their pregnancy have experienced less pain during labor, have less of a need for an epidural and had a shorter labor time. The rubs will pay off.
One downside of growing a human is most pregnant women have a difficult time getting a good night’s sleep. Reasons include: tossing all night due to an ever-growing belly, pregnancy insomnia, or just getting up 6 times in the night to pee.