Massage therapy is one of the oldest and simplest forms of medical care and natural healing practice. Historically, massage was considered as an art form.
Pre-Natal Pregnancy Massage
This form of massage is a therapy specifically tailored for the needs of "mums-to-be". Pregnancy massage is a great help to reduce stress, decrease swelling in the arms and legs and relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints. It helps to accommodate corporal changes, improve skin and muscle elasticity, stimulating the lymphatic and circulatory systems. It is a very popular complementary therapy during pregnancy for back pain in cases where medication is not recommended. Not only can massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during pregnancy.
For this pre-natal massage the mother’s body is positioned laterally and supported during the massage using a special pillow and supports. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby. The massage techniques applied are carefully selected for the different stages of pregnancy.
The pre-natal pregnancy massage is recommended in the second and third trimesters and a medical certificate is required in a case of an at-risk pregnancy.
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