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Prenatal Massage Does Much More than Help Mothers-to-Be to Relax

Prenatal Massage Does Much More than Help Mothers-to-Be to Relax

When you’re pregnant, your body undergoes dramatic changes as you accommodate and nurture a new life — both mentally and physically. While a full body massage may seem like a worthy endeavor to calm your increasing anxiety — and it is — it can also do wonders for your beleaguered body.

At Skin Serenity Medispa, we have a team of licensed massage therapists that understands the unique challenges you face as a mom-to-be. Through prenatal body massages, we help women in the Haverhill, Massachusetts, community navigate their pregnancies with ease.

Here’s a look at how prenatal massages go far beyond much-needed relaxation, helping your body to remain in the pink of health.

Muscle ache relief

Once your baby bump begins to show, your baby is on a fast track of development, increasing almost daily in size. No matter how strong you may be, the sudden addition of extra weight can tax your muscles, leading to neck, back, and shoulder pain. Through massage, we can ease the tension in your muscles, helping them to relax and allowing valuable resources to flow in.

Of all the nerve

Another common problem in pregnancy is pressure on the sciatic nerve in your low back. This large nerve starts in your lower back and travels down through each buttock and both of your legs. When you’re pregnant, the muscles in your back can swell and irritate this nerve. Through our prenatal massage, we relieve the muscle tension, freeing up your nerve.

Promoting circulation

When you’re pregnant, your volume of blood increases by an incredible 50%, which means your cardiovascular system is working overtime to deliver oxygen- and nutrient-rich blood throughout your body. Our prenatal massages encourage better circulation by releasing any muscle tension that may hamper the flow of your blood.

This boost in circulation is extremely beneficial in addressing swelling in your joints. By restoring healthy circulation, your joints get the resources they need for healthy function, and they’re able to flush away the fluid buildup.

Stimulating your lymphatic system

Your lymphatic system is responsible for carrying away waste in your body, and when you’re pregnant this system is working for two. Through our prenatal massage, we stimulate your lymphatic system, ensuring it can carry out its job properly, such as flushing out the fluids in your joints.

Hormonal help

The reason why any massage is relaxing is because it decreases your stress hormones and increases feel-good hormones, like dopamine and serotonin. When you’re pregnant, studies show that prenatal massages can help both your mood and your cardiovascular health by reshifting your hormones levels away from stress and toward relaxation.  

Ultimately, there’s nothing to lose and everything to gain with regular prenatal massages, helping you and your baby better navigate the tumultuous pregnancy journey. We recommend bi-weekly massages throughout your pregnancy, or you can ask your obstetrician what they recommend when you come in for your next visit.

To get started, please give us a call at (978) 226-3749 to set up a massage appointment.

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