• Pregnancy, Massage and You!


    Many pregnant women experience substantial discomfort during their pregnancy and the changes are both physical and emotional. Regular massage Toledo Ohio has been known to help relieve some of the discomfort but ONLY if performed by a licensed massage therapist with prenatal massage certification.

    Women’s hormones go into overdrive during pregnancy. Add to this all the physical and life changes, and emotions can swing from joy to the blues – all within a few minutes. The comfort and pleasure you get from another person giving you a gentle, soothing massage can convey comfort, love, awareness and other sensations that can go a long way to making you feel better emotionally.

    One of most obvious physical changes that occur during pregnancy is weight gain. In addition to the weight of the baby itself, a woman’s body adds additional blood and fluids to help transport nutrients and oxygen around the body; as well as increased storage of fat, protein, and other nutrients that will be used to help make breast milk when the baby arrives. This additional weight slows down the circulation, especially in the lower limbs, often resulting in swelling of the legs, feet, hands, and even face. Massage Toledo Ohio can stimulate flood flow and lymph circulation, which helps to get some of these fluids moving.

    As the fetus grows, it puts pressure on muscles, bones, joints, organs and the myofascial layer. A prenatal massage targeting these areas can provide relief from muscle cramps and spasm, myofascial pain in hips, legs and particularly, the lower back.

    Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.

    While prenatal massage can’t eliminate all the discomforts of being pregnant, it can certainly help make them less severe. Call Massage Green Spa Toledo now at (419) 930-0609 to make an appointment with one of our Licensed Massage Therapists who specialize in prenatal massage.

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