By: Heven Anderson
Therapeutic massage has been around for centuries and has helped improve many people’s health but prenatal massage has always been a topic of controversy. For years, people have argued whether or not therapeutic massage is good for your health or the baby’s health. But research has concluded that it is beneficial to both you and the baby’s health as you journey to a new step in your life. These benefits have helped develop a massage called prenatal massage that practitioners use to assist the pregnancy journey.
According to the American Pregnancy website, “prenatal massage therapy can be an instrumental ingredient in women’s prenatal care and should be given careful consideration.” Massage therapy being performed during pregnancy can help reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health meaning that both the mother and the child will be safe and their health improved because of prenatal massage therapy.
Prenatal Massage also has other benefits such as hormone regulation and swelling reduction. With massage therapy, your muscles are relaxed to where the hormones associated with stress are reduced and depression hormones are diminished. The hormone regulation associated with prenatal massage helps with reducing labor and newborn complications. Swelling is also reduced as massage allows for blood circulation to increase to areas where swelling occurs the most such as legs and feet.
With massage being recognized as proven way to help with prenatal issues is a great accomplishment in the research field as many mothers suffer from stress, aches and pains associated with pregnancy. But now with prenatal massage it can help reduce those occurrences and make the pregnancy a better journey.
Here at Alchemy, we do prenatal massage therapy so all of these benefits are at your reach. Practitioners at Alchemy are trained to assist you during your pregnancy by the work of a prenatal massage. Prenatal massages are a branch of myotherapy, in which we practice almost everyday, so you will have an experienced practitioner. The people here at Alchemy would be willing to make house calls if you experience a severity of pregnancy side effects that affect your mobility. To ensure your health continues after a prenatal massage, we would offer postnatal services to combat postpartum depression and help you realign with your natural health because looking after your health is important too. We at Alchemy offer this service to make your pregnancy easier the natural way.