Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman's life, but it can also be stressful and exhausting. One of the best ways to relieve any tension that builds up during pregnancy is by receiving a prenatal massage.
Prenatal massages are becoming more popular, as they have been proven to help with relaxation, reduce pain and discomfort, and even promote better sleep patterns for mother and baby. In this post, we'll touch on the benefits of pregnancy massage and how you can schedule yours with CURE!
What Is A Pregnancy Massage?
A pregnancy massage is a soothing and relaxing massage that focuses on areas of the body, like your lower back or tired feet. Studies show that it is an excellent way to relieve tension, and many women find that pregnancy massage helps with sleep, improves their mood, and reduces pain.
While there are many ways to perform pregnancy massages, such as pregnancy pillows with a hole in the center to lie face down, we use something called the "sideline" at CURE. This is where you lay in a fetal position with the support of a body pillow that fits between your legs. This provides the ultimate comfort and relaxation for our guests.
Women can begin their massage therapy at any point of their pregnancy, whether that's the first, second, or third trimester. Here are some of the benefits women experience from receiving a pregnancy massage:
- Improved Sleep
Pregnancy makes it hard to get the quality sleep you need. However, with pregnancy massages, it can be easier to sleep and get the rest you need since it helps relax the nervous system.
- Pain Relief
Many women experience pain in different areas of their body while pregnant, like the lower back, shoulders, legs, or feet. A pregnancy massage works by applying light pressure on these hyper-sensitive spots to relieve tension and offer relief for aching muscles. More often than not, it will help reduce pain and allow you to sleep more peacefully.
- Improved Mood
A pregnancy massage is an excellent way to relax, unwind, and get the quality time with your partner that you need. In addition, it will improve moods by relieving tension and making it easier for a woman to focus on something other than her baby bump or aches.
- Reduce Anxiety and Stress
Pregnancy massage is a great way to help combat the effects of anxiety, stress, and depression. It promotes relaxation by stimulating those feel-good hormones, serotonin, and dopamine, that are responsible for making you happy!
- Improved Circulation
Regular prenatal massages will increase circulation throughout the body's systems which benefits both mother and baby. Improved circulation helps with muscle recovery and allows you to stay more active with your day-to-day routine.
Is A Pregnancy Massage Safe In All Trimesters?
Yes! Pregnancy massage has been a topic of controversy because the fetus is more vulnerable in the first trimester. However, no actual study or research shows the negative impact of a pregnancy massage during the earlier stages of pregnancy. At CURE, we are excited to announce we treat ALL trimesters. Dr. Benya believes the benefits of massage outway any fears during pregnancy.
Schedule Your Prenatal Massage at Cure Daily!
Pregnancy massage is a great way to relax and destress. If you're ready to get started, we encourage you to schedule your pregnancy massage today directly through our online portal, which allows you to pick the desired time, date, and length of your massage. So get the comfort you deserve with one of our pregnancy massages today!