Prenatal Massage Colorado Springs
forIf you are reading this page it is most likely because you or someone you know has a tiny life growing inside of them. So first, congratulations! Being pregnant comes with so many joys yet it also comes with a few challenges which is part of what makes being pregnant so special. A woman who carries a life inside of her for such an extended period of time goes through so many different bodily changes and challenges that the gestation period serves as an intense labor of love. Now we know all pregnancies are not the same but one aspect of pregnancy that is consistent is that your options for relaxation and managing discomfort are limited. We understand that your growing babies health is your top concern and we want you to be educated on the details and specifics. Something very important to emphasize is that most businesses offering this service will not conduct a prenatal massage during the first trimester. The first trimester is a high risk period for miscarriage and although a prenatal massage specifically would most likely not cause one, for liability purposes a massage therapist will most likely avoid providing treatment. There are other adverse effects that could occur if you had a massage in the first trimester such as increased nausea and discomfort. You definitely want to make sure you talk with your OBGYN prior to getting prenatal massage treatment and be sure to disclose any risks you may have with your masseuse. Now once your first trimester is complete, a prenatal massage could be just the thing you need! Because treatments are typically undergone in the second trimester and beyond, you can expect to be on your side for your massage. If that position is uncomfortable for you or if you have any other questions or concerns, please share them with your massage therapist. According to the American Pregnancy Association, women who received regular massage treatments over a five week period experienced a decrease in the hormones like cortisol and norepinephrine that cause stress and an increase in serotonin and dopamine hormones that help battle depression that elevate your mood!
Not only do these changes in hormone levels leave you feeling great, but those changes also aide in reducing actual labor complications along with reducing potential newborn challenges such as a low birth rate. A happy and healthy mom helps to bring a happy and healthy baby! In addition to those incredible benefits, you can experience the blissful benefits of reduced anxiety and muscle ache pain. Relieving some of that muscle tension really helps with those suffering from sciatic nerve pain. The little person growing in you cause some shifting of your internal structures that can cause added pressure and swelling to the nerves in close proximity. The American Pregnancy Association suggests the Swedish massage for prenatal treatment due to the emphasis of improved blood circulation. This improvement in circulation helps address many of the circulatory and skeletal alterations that can occur due to the shift in hormones. Your body is going through a wonderful and marvelous change, and sometimes those changes can just be downright uncomfortable. Much of that uncomfortableness can be experienced due to swelling which can cause some serious joint pain and stiffness. By stimulating the soft tissues, a prenatal massage would help those swollen joints by reducing the collection of fluid. If all of this did not give you a good enough reason to call today and schedule an appointment, we know this one will...Improved sleep! You never really appreciate a good thing until it’s gone but you are not alone if just trying to get a good night's sleep is at the top of your want list. It is amazing how a good night's rest can just about fix anything. No matter what your reason is, you will be sure to have a top notch experience with us that will help give you some peace and calm during this incredible life event!