Pregnancy massage benefits
Pregnancy massage can make this unique experience a little more special. Our pregnancy massages target areas that are under a little more stress than usual, using techniques that help to:
- promote relaxation and rejuvenation,
- reduce and relieve muscle and joint pain, and
- reduce swelling in the arms and legs caused by carrying your baby.
A mother’s hormones cross the placenta and are passed through to the baby, so the baby “feels” what the mother is feeling. Babies born to mothers who had massage therapy have shown to have had “lower cortisol levels, better neonatal outcomes and fewer incidences of low birth weight and prematurity”.
Pregnancy massage also helps to:
- Ease muscular aches/pains, especially leg and back pain
- Relieve stress and anxiety associated with pregnancy
- Reduce swelling
- Assist with improving your mood (and your babies)
- Increase blood flow
- Improve sleep
- Relax your baby
You can read more about the health benefits of massage during pregnancy.
Postnatal massage benefits
Motherhood gives us many experiences, some include difficult sleepless nights, and awkward breast-feeding positions all while your body recovers from the changes associated with pregnancy and child birth. The tension and pressure that is put on your body during birth is enormous, every birth is different and every new mum will have unique tension areas. Mama Massage mobile service is particularly convenient during this time. There will be less concern in relation to baby sitters, transport, traffic and timing your appointment around your baby’s feeds and sleep times.
Post natal massage provides some rejuvenating “you time”, allowing you to relax and ease the muscular aches and pains that come with feeding and holding your baby.