Touch is a non-verbal expression of love, care and pampering. A good massage can help you alleviating pain and aches. During pregnancy, it is important to relax down the nerves and muscles that have been swollen up.

How Prenatal Massage is different from Regular Massage?

Many people think that there is no difference between prenatal and regular massage. Well, they are wrong somehow. The major difference between both of the massages is that prenatal massage can only be taken by the pregnant females, unlike the regular massage which can be taken by anyone.

People at the centre of prenatal massage in Westminster have specific knowledge about the pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman. It is very obvious that the position and massaging direction and methods will differ from the regular one. All the safety measures will be taken by the therapist and he will be knowing the parts of the body that should not be massaged.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

1- Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
2- Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
3- Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
4- Tranquil relaxation and reduce stress.
5- Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
6- Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.
7- Chronic headaches, leg cramps, backaches, and fatigue can be relieved with the aid of several relaxation massages.
8- Stabilizes hormonal levels and helps relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
9- Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
10- Prepares the mother-to-be for an easier delivery with its sedating effect on the nervous system, promoting relaxation and stress relief.

Room Setting

The room for prenatal massage in Westminster almost have low lighting. There will be a warm extra padded table and is not much different than the typical massage room. The room will be infused with the soft and soothing music in the background to help you relax and drift off. Good news for those who want to accentuate the feeling of prenatal massage is that some therapist provides music with a baby's heartbeat in the background, some use candles to also set the mood and of course, they smell good too. You can also tell your therapist what is your choice and what you irritates you. Prenatal massage therapists will do everything to keep you and your baby happy and relaxed.

Who Benefits From Pregnancy Massage?

Normally, the usual person should also take massage therapies. It is said that once in a while, you should take massage sections to get your body relieved and stress-free. During pregnancy, there are certain circumstance and conditions that would preclude massage or certain types of massage. There are many women who would be suffering from preterm labour, women with blood clots or clotting disorders, and other ailments. And, thereby many therapists ask for a written notice from the doctor or midwife before receiving massage therapy during pregnancy.

Conclusion: It is very important to give proper care and love to your body while you are pregnant. A prenatal massage is the best choice for alleviating body and mental pain. It will not only eliminate stress from your body but will also help your baby to grow well.

Author's Bio: 

I'm a writer and illustrator. I did graduation in Journalism. For my Postgraduate thesis, I researched on Communicative Science and Disorder.