For centuries, therapeutic massage has been used to improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension. Prenatal massages are shown to be just as effective, if not more, in helping surrogate mothers relax and relieve much of the anxiety of childbirth.
Studies indicate that massage therapy performed during the later stages of pregnancy reduces anxiety, decreases symptoms of depression, relieves muscle aches and joint pains and can even improve labor outcomes and newborn health. With that being said, we are going to take a look at some of the benefits of prenatal massage.
Benefits Of Prenatal Massage
Hormone Regulation- hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered when massage therapy is introduced to women’s prenatal care. This can lead to better mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health as well.
Reduced Swelling- edema, the swelling of the joints during pregnancy, is most frequently caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus. Prenatal massage therapy stimulates soft tissues to reduce the collection of fluids in swollen joints and improves the removal of tissue waste carried by the body’s lymph system.
Reduced Nerve Pain- later during pregnancy, many surrogate mothers experience sciatic nerve pain as the uterus tends to rest on the muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. This pressure spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg, causes them to swell and then increase pressure on nearby nerves. Prenatal massage can help reduce inflammation and release muscle tension, thus reducing nerve pain.
Reduced Muscle Tension Headaches- if you are experiencing tension headaches during your pregnancy, prenatal massage can reduce or eliminate these by relieving muscle tension in the head, shoulders and neck.
Better Sleep- prenatal massage has been shown to make sleeping easier and more beneficial for surrogate mothers during the second and third trimesters.
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To learn more about the benefits of prenatal massage, contact Baby Blossom Surrogacy and speak to a surrogacy professional today who can answer your questions.
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