Pregnancy is a time of great change for a woman, it is time when a woman’s body works magic to accommodate a new life. This state, how amazing it might be, also comes with some really painful symptoms such as backaches, tender muscles, anxiety, sore shoulders etc. while the body changes to make room for your baby. This is where pregnancy massage comes in. Having a massage while you are pregnant is a great way to alleviate the above symptoms and help you to relax.
How does pregnancy massage differ from regular massage
The main difference between prenatal massage and a regular massage is that the former is designed with the pregnant woman in mind. Knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman is, therefore, important in order to ensure the safety of the mother-to-be and the baby she is carrying. The biggest modification made is the positioning of the pregnant woman. It is not advised to lie on the front because it is uncomfortable and it can also harm the baby. It is also unsafe to lie on the back because the weight of the uterus can put pressure on the vena cava, restricting blood flow and that can be detrimental to both the mother and the child. The massage therapist will put you on your side and use cushions to make you more comfortable. The therapist will discuss with you before the session to find out if you have any questions or if you have some particular needs. Pregnancy massage and can be personalised to suit your specific needs.
- The massage helps to relieve the stress on weight-bearing joints;
- Helps to alleviate common discomforts in pregnancy such as lower-back pain, headaches, fatigues etc;
- It helps to improve blood flow which in turn provides more oxygen and other nutrients to both the mother and the baby;
- Helps to improve the mood by stabilising hormonal levels;
- Helps prepare for a more comfortable delivery.
Growing a tiny human in you is not easy work! It is important for you to have good physical and mental health so as to make sure your little one is in great shape. Receiving a pregnancy massage in London at ANAMI is what you need now. Contact us for more information.