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Prenatal Massage Can Ease the Aches and Pains of Pregnancy

There is no better time to pamper yourself than when you are expecting a baby. A prenatal massage can help ease the physical strain on the muscles and joints of pregnant women’s changing bodies, providing relaxation and stress relief.

The prenatal massage is integral in helping women manage the common discomforts of pregnancy as it focuses on areas where women commonly experience pregnancy-related pain. Lower back pain, including a condition known as sciatica in which a large nerve running to the legs becomes painfully irritated, is one of the main reasons women seek out prenatal massage. Another pregnancy-related condition that a massage can help with is fluid retention in the extremities, such as the feet and ankles.

The prenatal massage features only gentle strokes, and there is no deep muscle work or pounding movements. Unlike traditional massage, pregnant women don’t lie flat on their back or stomach on a table. A pregnant woman needs to be positioned on her side or face down, supported with bolsters.

A little pampering can go a long way toward taking better care of one’s body both spiritually and physically. Contact Mantra Wellness today to schedule your appointment. 403-266-8933