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Pregnancy Massage

What to expect in your session:

 

"You are in the best of hands with Mirror Massage"

 

Although some massage clinics and therapists advertise and use massage tables that are specifically designed for pregnancy massage,

Mirror Massage do not use these. Why? Further along in the pregnancy these pregnancy massage tables are designed to allow the mother to lay prone (face down) and have the abdominal area drop into a supported cut out. Although lying face down may feel good, when the firm pressure is applied to the back muscles, it causes a lot of pressure due to the spine and or ribs compressing against the uterus and the front supporting muscles. By avoiding the face down position it helps to eliminate uterine ligament pain or strain which is the primary cause of prenatal back pain. 

There are different opinions about this but we feel pre natal massage is more comfortable, supportive and allows for a deeper massage when you are in a supported side lying position.

 

 

Benefits of pregnancy massage:

 

Mirror Massage specialize in prenatal massage and understands the changes your body is going through and how to provide a safe and nurturing massage for you and your baby. While a woman is pregnant her body undergoes numerous changes physically as well as physiologically and spiritually. The physical changes can cause stress and or discomfort to the mother. Massage is a wonderful way to help alleviate many of these discomforts, as well as promotes a sense of well-being.

  • Reduces swelling in hands, feet and ankles
  • Lessens sciatic pain
  • Enhances mother and baby connection.
  • Eases muscular discomforts in areas like the low back & neck, calf cramps, it also helps with tension and tightening that can be experienced throughout the body
  • Tones lose muscles, relaxes tense muscles and can help increase flexibility.
  • Helps with relaxation which in turn can decrease insomnia
  • Increases blood and lymph flow which can help increase the elimination of toxins through the circulatory and lymphatic systems, this can also help with fatigue.
  • Increases oxygen in the blood, sometimes up to 10-15% after a massage.
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers, into the brain and nervous system.
  • Helps relieve anxiety or depression
  • Helps increase blood circulation, which in turn delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the mother and baby.
  • Increases range of motion in preparation for the birth.
  • Can be used during the birth as well as after making both experiences easier and more comfortable.
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