Prenatal massage is a great way to prepare for one of the most important moments of your life.
It improves your mood and keeps you in shape for the big day.
Every stage of pregnancy is of paramount importance because, even if we do not see it, all external stimuli influence the formation of the child from conception.
High levels of cortisol or low levels of dopamine in the mother can affect embryonic development. For this reason prenatal massage is made to give attention to the mother and the baby.
Balance in the emotional state of the mother during pregnancy and before childbirth can be a great differentiator.
The goal of this massage is to help the mother find that balance through the relationship and a gentle massage.
It avoids the abdominal parts and is not recommended for high-risk pregnancies, this massage will help relieve the burden on legs and back.
Developed from relaxing massage techniques, prenatal massage is designed to help you achieve a state of balance.
You’ll generate the dopamine and serotonin needed to have greater physical and psychic stability during your pregnancy, while purifying hormones like norepinephrine and stress-causing cortisol. Similarly, your levels of melatonin, a hormone that controls your sleep cycles, will improve.
What is the role of neurotransmitters in pregnancy and childbirth?
It’s important to remember that during pregnancy, your baby perceives a lot more than we imagine.
And your emotions are not excluded, but quite the opposite.
Through the umbilical cord, your baby is communicating blood-to-blood and also receives strong doses of the hormones circulating in your body.
A low level of hormones and neurotransmitters such as dopamine and serotonin can cause depression and anxiety in you.
On the other hand, a high level of norepinephrine and cortisol (stress-related hormones) can tighten your body and affect your baby’s emotional state.
Believe it or not, all of these factors are important in the formation of your baby’s nervous system and are the basis for building his or her personality and character after birth.
Studies conducted in the United States by the APA (American Psychological Association) suggest that Swedish massage therapy (technique used during prenatal massage) helps level these hormones. This way will help you strengthen your immune system, improve your humor, guarantee your rest and prepare you for the birth of your child.
Likewise it has been proved that babies react to classical music or language lessons from the womb, it has also been proved that they’re capable of perceiving the humor of their mother.
The prenatal massage will help communicate your baby that everything is alright and there’s no reason to get worried. Your personal calm is also his/hers.
Take this massage with the frequency that you need during your pregnancy. Remember that this therapy is not recommended in high risk pregnancies or before the first trimester of the pregnancy.
Benefits of prenatal massage.
We tell you some of the benefits of prenatal massage when you start taking 5 weeks before the birth of your baby.
- It reduces edemas or inflammation on tissues and joints because of the weight of the baby in the uterus.
- Improves your sleeping cycle and your ability to relax at will.
- Relieves the pain in the sciatic nerve and makes your legs get used to this new state of yours.
- It diminishes the neuralgia and releases the muscular tension.
- It reduces the back pain significantly.
- Improves your circulation.
- Increases the oxygenation capacity of the tissues.
- Improves sleeping.
Wen to take the prenatal massage?
The prenatal massage can be taken from the second trimester of the pregnancy until the end of the pregnancy. . Our therapists now during this stage the massage doesn’t include any kind of abdominal manipulation.
The prenatal massage is an excellent choice to take care of the physical and emotional state of every mother.
Anyways, remember that the prenatal massage is a variation of our relaxing massages. For this reason is a very low pressure massage and is also slow. It is a therapy that has to be free from any pain and discomfort.
The prenatal massage should only be given by certified massauses
Throughout time, we’ve had patients that have shared their bad experiences with us on a Spa were this kind of massage is offered without the therapist having the knowledge to give it.
It is important for you to know that this massage is always given while your laying on your side. It’s never given on surgery beds or in a bed table with a hole for the abdomen. It’s never given upside down.
Our therapists are certified in professional relaxing massage techniques and they will take care of your well-being at all times. Don’t be fooled and suspend any therapy were they ask you to put yourself in uncomfortable or painful positions.
Call us. We’re here to take care of you.
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