The Aim Of Pregnancy Massage
This treatment is also known as pre-natal massage. The aim is to help relieve the stresses and discomforts of pregnancy by decreasing swelling in the arms and legs, and relieving aches in muscles and joints.
The therapy does differ from a regular session in a couple of ways. The mother's body must be properly positioned and supported during the session, using pillows and padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. Some techniques, such as deep tissue work, cannot be used, and certain areas of the body should be avoided during pregnancy too.
As well as being deeply relaxing, pregnancy therapy is also great for the well being of both mother and baby. The treatment makes the muscles relaxed and the body prepared for labor. Studies have shown that women who receive this therapy throughout their pregnancy tend to have shorter labor with fewer complications. Studies have also shown that women who received the treatment at least twice a week before delivery had lower levels of stress hormones which helped reduce their risk of premature delivery and postnatal depression. You can find therapists in London who offer pregnancy massage here.