Pregnancy is a most exciting and joyous season of life, but along with that excitement and joy comes a lot of stress. Expectant mothers worry about everything from birth to their parenting ability, and their ever-changing body comes with a whole new set of aches and pains. These worries, fears, and discomforts can creep in and steal your joy. Pregnancy massage is a safe and effective way to manage stress and have a happier, healthier pregnancy for both you and your baby.
How Stress Affects Hormones and Sleep
According to recent studies, biweekly massage can help to reduce levels of stress hormones in the body in as little as five weeks. Lowering levels of stress hormones helps to keep your cardiovascular system healthier which is especially important during pregnancy when your heart is working for two. Massage can also boost mood-regulating hormones to help ward off depression and anxiety. All this coupled with the physical relaxation pregnancy massage provides also means better sleep which can be a true blessing, especially towards the end of pregnancy when getting comfortable becomes next to impossible.
Reduces Leg Cramps and Swelling
With your circulatory system doing double duty, it sometimes becomes overwhelmed. This leaves it unable to efficiently rid your body of excess fluids and cramp-causing toxins. As a result, you experience leg cramps and swelling. Massage can help move trapped fluids out of your tissues and give your circulatory system a boost to get things flowing again.
Drug-Free Pain Relief
Most women will experience some level of pregnancy-related pain or discomfort at some point during their pregnancy. A growing belly and a shifting center of gravity mean more stress is placed on your joints and ligaments, especially in your lower back and hips. The weight of enlarged breasts places stress on the neck and shoulders. Add hormonal changes and it’s easy to see why headaches are quite common. Pregnancy massage offers a drug-free option to relieve the muscle tension, pain, and discomforts of pregnancy.
Impact on Labor
Studies have shown pregnancy massage can ease pain during labor and delivery. This leads to less use of pain medications which is safer for both mom and baby. When women are relaxed their labor tends to progress faster and easier with fewer interventions needed. So pregnancy massage results in a more pleasant birth experience with a lower risk of complications before, during, and after birth.
The massage therapists at Pyara Spa and Salon are expertly trained in pregnancy massage techniques and are ready to help you and your baby have a more comfortable and enjoyable pregnancy. Be sure to consult your doctor or midwife to make sure a Pyara Spa and Salon pregnancy massage is right for you. Give us a call at 781-270-9200 or BOOK YOUR PREGNANCY MASSAGE APPOINTMENT ONLINE. We look forward to serving you at 1050 Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge.