When you are in your second or third trimester of pregnancy, there is nothing quite like a soothing massage to help you relax and take away the aches from your tired back and feet. While a massage can leave anyone feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, the benefits of a massage during pregnancy are twofold.
Firstly, the later stages of pregnancy bring a lot of changes and strains to the body, including postural changes which put pressure on the lower back and many also suffer from swollen feet which can be bothersome. Secondly - relaxing during pregnancy benefits mother and baby, massage can only help achieve that!
We often get asked - are massages during pregnancy safe? Prenatal massage after the first trimester is safe, and once you get the go-ahead from your maternity care provider, you can enjoy and benefit from a massage without worrying. Prenatal massages are specific to expectant mothers and work on the areas that trouble you the most during pregnancy. Hence your feet, back, and shoulders are the primary focus. A prenatal massage also focuses on reducing muscle tension, improving blood flow and assisting lymphatic drainage.
A prenatal massage should, however, be taken only from trained specialists. Our massage therapists are specifically trained for such massages as these are different and have to be conducted in the right manner to avoid any discomfort or danger to the baby. Certain oils cannot be used during pregnancy, and certain pressure points also need to be avoided, the complete knowledge of which only a qualified therapist will have.
You can also buy the massage as a gift - something extra special!
The Importance of Regular Massages for Those Who Workout
A good full body massage is known to relieve muscle stress and boosts muscle recovery after intense workouts. Nothing works better on your sore muscles than a good massage. A good full body massage reduces inflammation and helps soothe your body while at the same time boosting the healing and recovery of your muscles. If you are training rigorously, a weekly or bi-weekly massage is recommended and can help you speed up muscle recovery.
Exfoliating Body Massage
As often as we take care of and pamper our face, do we pay the same attention to our body? People use several products to help remove dead skin from face and spend time on taking care of the face, but do you put in the same effort in taking care of your body as well?