Summer Babies on the Way: Benefits of a Pregnancy Massage

You’re months away from bringing your beautiful baby (or babies!) into this world. While your pregnancy is full of wonders, it has also resulted in a multitude of changes. Most of the changes can be fun (eating for two, anyone?) while some of your body’s changes can cause discomfort or pain. This doesn’t have to be the case with pregnancy massage.

Before you conceived, you may have enjoyed the occasional massage. You may have used them as a way to relieve aches and stress and just to take some time for yourself. Well, guess what? Massages are still an option during your pregnancy.

Prenatal massages can provide relaxation, lower stress, reduced swelling, help provide relief for your body’s aches, and even have a positive effect on your labor and delivery.

  • pregnancy massageRelaxation – Prenatal massages often relieve stress and promote relaxation in pregnant women. Relaxation and lower depression in the mother is certainly a benefit to the baby. The massage has been shown to increase dopamine and serotonin levels, which are linked to better moods and higher levels of happiness.
  • Reduce Swelling – Swelling is a common ailment among expectant mothers. Pregnant women often bemoan the swelling of their feet in particular. The mild pressure of a massage can stimulate the body’s blood flow, which results in a reduction in the swelling.
  • Pain Relief – During your pregnancy, you may experience body aches and tense muscles. Carrying extra weight puts a strain on your body. A pregnancy massage can help alleviate the new stress added to your hips and back, as well as other frequent areas of pain.
  • Easier Labor – We’ve discussed what a massage can do for you during your pregnancy, but what about labor? Pregnant women who received regular massages have reported benefits for delivering their babies, as well. Studies show that shorter labor and a significant reduction in labor pain may result from prenatal massages. Additionally, the massages can lower the chance of a premature birth.

Here at Organic Elements Spa health and wellness are our top priorities. Our services feature a full range of organic spa therapies meant to maximize the benefits to you. We offer a 60 minute and a 90-minute pregnancy massage. Select the length of time that best suits your prenatal needs. We’re happy to provide relief and comfort to you during your pregnancy. You deserve it.

Note: The health and well-being of both you and your baby are of utmost importance to us. Please consult with your obstetrician to ensure that prenatal massages are an option for you.