Pregnancy is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. As you prepare for the arrival of your baby, you’ve probably noticed many different changes happening to your body. The human body is adaptable as it makes a home for your little one over the next 40 weeks.
Taking care of your body and giving it the attention it deserves can assure the best health for you and your baby. Selah Medi-Spa, located in Katy, Texas, offers prenatal massages to boost your spirit while offering a variety of health benefits.
While pregnancy can be beautiful, it can also be exhausting. As your body works to nourish the growing baby inside you, you may feel exhausted all the time. Your body also naturally spikes in estrogen and progesterone, which may cause mood swings.
You’re also carrying around more weight than you’re used to — the average pregnant woman gains 20-40 pounds. A prenatal massage can help restore your energy, improve your mood, and rub away the aches and pains. Not to mention, it will put you into a deep state of relaxation that you may never want to leave.
Some people believe that prenatal massages are not safe, but this is not true. As long as you’ve completed your first trimester, a prenatal massage is great for your health and happiness.
Prenatal massages are generally not suggested for women in their first trimester because they can trigger dizziness and nausea. Always make sure to check with your physician before getting a prenatal massage, whatever trimester you are in.
Your massage therapist is thoroughly trained in specific positions that will keep you comfortable and support your body. Unlike traditional massages, your massage therapist will avoid certain trigger points that may cause contractions and won’t use deep pressure on your legs or abdomen. A prenatal massage focuses on alleviating cramps and pains, while also addressing your unique needs.
Even the word “massage” may create a warm, fuzzy feeling. While your prenatal massage will spark this warm and pleasant feeling, it will also offer many health benefits. A prenatal massage may:
Prenatal massages are an all-natural way to improve your labor outcome and the health of your baby.
Stress can cloud your mind and throw off your body’s rhythm. Stress is also linked to many health problems. To reduce your stress and pave the way for a healthy pregnancy, it is best to get regular prenatal massages that coincide with your monthly physician checkups.
After your first trimester, we suggest scheduling a massage once a month until your 27th week. Then you can schedule them every other week until your 36th week, and weekly thereafter until you go into labor.
Once you have your baby, we strongly suggest you continue your self-care plan by getting postpartum massages. Many of our patients find this helps alleviate some of the hardships this time can bring while making them a better mother.
Are you ready to give your body the love and attention it deserves? Schedule a prenatal massage today by calling 281-201-5322 or booking online.