PRENATAL MASSAGEis a healthy way to reduce stress and promote overall wellness during your pregnancy. A doctor should release you for massage before you schedule.
The benefits include relieving many of the normal discomforts experienced from the first trimester til your due date . Not all the same areas of the body will be worked on when you are pregnant , however , manual massage can still be performed safely as long as you are healthy and do not have a history of miscarriage .
Massage can promote the release of certain hormones such as serotonin and dopamine and decrease the levels of cortisol , which is an indicator of stress in all of us.
Regular massage can promote the physiological response of relaxation , also known as muscle memory.
No more than one hour is recommended for a prenatal massage session.