Are prenatal massages safe?
Are they safe?
Prenatal massages are safe when performed by a trained professional (e.g. Registered Massage Therapist experienced in prenatal massages who will help position you safely)
The benefits of a prenatal massage include:
Decreased cortisol (stress hormone) levels and increased serotonin (mood stabilizing hormone). This helps decrease anxiety and lowers the risk or side effects of depression and other mood disorders
Reduces many discomforts of pregnancy including sciatic pain, muscle discomfort, back pain, joint pain, swelling
Can lead to longer and more restful sleep
Improves circulation and oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles