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Massage

Prenatal massage

Also knows as pregnancy massage, prenatal massage is a type of massage therapy designed with the aim to reduce anxiety of pregnant women, to relieve muscle and joint pain, and decrease symptoms of depression.

Prenatal massage promotes relaxation which leads to which impacts certain hormone levels, and as a result leads to the regulation of mood and improvement of cardiovascular health.

Regular prenatal massage decreases level of cortisol (stress hormone), while at the same time increases levels of dopamine and serotonin (happy hormones). These changes in hormone levels lead to fewer complications during birth.

Due to the improvement of blood circulation as a result of prenatal massage, swelling of joints during pregnancy is reduced.

Other benefits of prenatal massage include:

  • Reduction of joint pain
  • Reduction of muscle pain
  • Reduction of edema
  • Improvement of blood circulation
  • Reduction of back pain
  • Improvement of flow of oxygen to muscles and soft tissue
  • Reduction of muscle tension
  • Reduction of headaches
  • Sleep improvement