Peninsula Prenatal Massage - Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist,  Certified Reflexologist
Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Massage during all stages of pregnancy has many healthful benefits for both mother and child.  Some of the most important health benefits of prenatal massage include:

  • Reduces stress and tension
  • Improves circulation
  • Relieves muscle cramps
  • Relaxes and tones muscles
  • Aids in a quicker recovery after delivery


Prenatal massage is not only relaxing, but also an excellent way to relieve many of the common discomforts associated with pregnancy, including:   

  • Headache and fatigue
  • Back ache
  • Edema (swelling) of the feet and lower legs
  • Leg cramps
  • Sciatic pain



       Contraindications

Prenatal massage given by a certified prenatal  therapist is completely safe under most circumstances.  However, massage is only meant to relieve the general discomforts associated with a normal, healthy pregnancy, and is not a medical treatment for any ailments or diseases.

If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, consult your physician before seeking massage therapy:  


  • Severe morning sickness, vomiting, diarrhea or fever;
  • Frequent episodes of dizziness or fainting;
  • Pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes or toxemia;
  • Excessive swelling in arms, legs, hands or feet that is painful, red or hot to the touch;
  • Uncontrolled high or low blood pressure;
  • Severe, painful or swollen varicose veins or phlebitis in the legs;
  • Unusual reduction in fetal activity over a 24-hour period;
  • Mother placed on partial or total bed rest.





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