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The Science Behind Pregnancy Massage and Its Benefits

Pregnancy is a special, magical time for all women as they take part in a journey of both emotional and physical growth. During this period, there are many physical changes that occur in the body, making it very important for moms-to-be to take extra care of their bodies. One such practice that is becoming increasingly popular among pregnant moms is the use of pregnancy massage. But what exactly is pregnancy massage, and what are its benefits? Let’s dive into a deeper understanding of the science behind pregnancy massage and its benefits.


Pregnancy massage is a therapeutic massage treatment by which specially trained prenatal massage therapists use methods to reduce discomforts during different stages of a pregnancy. This type of massage reduces backaches and fatigue, as well as helping with stress and anxiety. The massage also helps improve sleeping patterns and provides a sense of overall calming and wellbeing.


So just how does prenatal massage therapy work to make all that happen? A combination of effleurage (circular gliding strokes) and petrissage (kneading of the muscles), helps to relax the muscle tension and improve the circulation of blood and lymph throughout the body. During pregnancy, most moms feel an increase in backache because of the added weight, and massage can help alleviate this pain and improve mobility. Additionally, massage helps to decrease the amount of fluid retained in the body and stimulates the production of endorphins, natural painkillers produced by the body.


The benefits of massage therapy are not only physical but mental too. By regularly receiving pregnancy massages, pregnant moms can experience an increased level of relaxation, improved sleep quality and a greater sense of self-awareness. In addition, massage can help to improve mood and provide an overall calm and pleasant atmosphere. As the pregnancy progresses, massage can also help the expectant mother acclimate her body to the birthing process by toning and stretching the muscles used during delivery.


At Hawea Beauty & Massage, we understand the importance of pregnancy massage and believe that it can be a vital part of a pregnant mom's journey. Our team of massage therapists are equipped with the technical knowledge and skill required to administer therapeutic massage treatments for pregnant moms. We strive to provide an inviting, serene environment and professional, personalized service. Many of our clients report experiencing improved circulation, relief from pains and aches, and constant tension, as well as improved sleep and a better overall wellbeing.


So, if you’re pregnant and looking for ways to reduce discomfort and enjoy the best of this special time, pregnancy massage might just be the perfect choice for you. Visit Hawea Beauty & Massage, our experienced massage therapists will be more than happy to help provide you with the best experience possible.






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