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Many women are worried and deterred from getting a deep tissue massage in pregnancy as they fear the risks to their baby’s health. There are key areas to avoid that your massage therapists will know. However, you as the expectant mother can still benefit greatly from the relief and relaxation of a deep tissue massage during pregnancy.

 

The following information will help you overcome the misconception surrounding the safety of pregnancy remedial massage.

 

Finding a trained Prenatal Massage Therapist

It is important that you seek out a trained therapist for a deep tissue massage for pregnancy. It is for this reason why many doctors may be reluctant or cautious about this.

 

Defining Pregnancy Massage

Massage during pregnancy can involve a number of techniques. Your massage therapists will use a lighter touch due to the tenderness of ligaments as well as the therapeutic benefits of this softer tissue.

 

One such technique is acupressure and trigger point massage techniques that can treat lower back pain – a symptom common in pregnancy. It is important that you communicate any discomfort to your therapist.

 

Remember that prenatal massage is designed to relieve some of the aches and pains that are common during pregnancy. Qualified massage therapists are well trained in which areas to target and which avoid altogether.

 

Sharing your medical history with your trained massage therapist

To keep you and your baby safe during the deep tissue massage pregnancy it is important that you share your medical history and any pregnancy symptoms you may have with your massage therapist. It is known that a deep tissue massage during pregnancy can be relatively intense and in some cases intensify morning sickness. Ask your doctor and massage therapist if you have been experiencing nausea, vomiting, or morning sickness with your pregnancy.

 

Areas to avoid and areas to focus on

There are some areas that must be avoided throughout the deep tissue massage pregnancy. While it is designed to relieve swelling, tension and stress experts say by avoiding pressure points with the pelvis, wrists, hands, and ankles you will remain safe. Blood clots during pregnancy is a serious risk and so avoid deep tissue massage during pregnancy in the legs.

Despite this, deep tissue massage for pregnancy can do wonders for back, shoulders, and feet. Your pregnancy can put a lot of strain on these areas. It is also safe to receive deep tissue massage pregnancy in your lower sacrum area all the way up to your shoulders.

 

The Benefits of Deep tissue Massage during Pregnancy

The most obvious benefit is the physical relief associated with deep tissue massage. Other benefits include:

  • Reduce stress hormones.
  • Relax and loosen your muscles.
  • Strengthen the lymphatic system.
  • Improve moods.
  • Lowers feelings of anxiety and depression
  • Contributes to a better night sleep
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins, which inhibit pain signals to the brain
  • Increases blood circulation – delivering more nutrients and oxygen to mother and baby
  • Helps to strengthen the immune system
  • Decreases fatigue
  • Reduces swelling in hands feet and ankles.

 

We hope that this has answered the question ‘is deep tissue massage safe during pregnancy?’ If you have any further questions, contact Lyn on the number provided.

Testimonial:

"Lynn is fantastic and her experience in health sets her apart. During physio rehab for a dislocated shoulder and fracture thanks to massage therapy my range of movement was returned in a matter of months rather than 18 months-2 years."  - Lenora

 

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