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PreNatal Massage; A Beneficial Therapy For Mom and Baby

October 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Membership, Prenatal Massage

When we hear the term ‘pre natal massage’, we automatically think about an expecting mother with an aching back and pregnancy related discomfort.  It’s true, pre natal massage therapy can help relieve all of the common ailments associated with pregnancy, but did you also know that pre natal massage therapy can be just as healthful for your unborn child as it is for you?

Benefits of a Maternity Massage

Massage therapy has been used for centuries to help improve overall health, reduce stress, and relieve muscle tension.  There are numerous health benefits of massage therapy for pregnant women and current research is proving that prenatal massage therapy can be very helpful before, during, and after a women’s prenatal care.

Massage therapy is an excellent method for maintaining healthy blood circulation throughout the body.  This can have profound effects on our overall health and wellbeing.   Common benefits of massage therapy include:

  • Decreased anxiety
  • Enhanced sleep quality
  • Greater energy
  • Improved concentration
  • Increased circulation
  • Reduced fatigue

All of the benefits you as an expecting mother experience from a pre natal massage are passed on to your unborn child.  When you are less stressed and more relaxed, you are able to provide greater vitality and better nourishment for your child. Massage stimulates glandular secretions which help to stabilize hormone levels. It also soothes and relaxes the nervous system by releasing endorphins into the mother’s body.  As a result, you will go to sleep more easily and more deeply. When the overall well-being of the mother is improved, the overall well being of the child is also improved. Massage during pregnancy is of the utmost importance and very beneficial for the mother and for the fetus.

As with any holistic approach to pregnancy wellness, women should discuss massage with their prenatal care provider.  At ABC Day Spa in Freehold NJ, our massage providers are certified prenatal massage therapists. This means that they have received training beyond the national standards for massage therapists and know how to address specific pregnancy needs and sensitive areas of the body.

It is commonly agreed that the best position for a pregnant woman during massage is side-lying, which is how we perform a pre natal massage at ABC Day Spa.   Most spas will not offer massage therapy during a women’s first trimester.  This is due to the natural increased risk of a miscarriage during the first 12 weeks of a pregnancy.  After your first trimester, you can seek massage therapy as a beneficial and caring approach to your health and wellbeing during your pregnancy.

A maternity spa gift is a wonderful treat for an expecting mother.  You can purchase gift certificates for yourself (we won’t tell) or another expecting mother online. Our online spa gift certificate store is open 24/7.  You can also purchase discounted pre-paid cards to enjoy your pre natal massages for less.

To shop online, please visit our spa store at https://abcdayspa.boomtime.com/lgift

If you would like more information about our NJ maternity spa services, or to purchase pre-paid discounted spa cars, please call us at 732.625.1600.

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