The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
During pregnancy, a woman’s body undergoes numerous changes, both hormonally and structurally. Early stages of pregnancy may be associated with symptoms such as nausea, morning sickness, headache, dizziness and fatigue. As the pregnancy progresses, the extra weight creates a shift in the body’s centre of gravity (forward weight carriage). These changes may cause an increase in mechanical stress to the musculoskeletal system, resulting in pain and discomfort.
The most common complaints associated with pregnancy include:
- Sciatica (leg pain)
- Neck, shoulder and middle back pain
- Lower back and buttock pain
- Pelvic girdle instability
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Pelvic floor weakness and incontinence
- Poor abdominal tone
Massage is usually safe at all stages of your pregnancy but we advise you seek permission from your obstetrician or general practitioner if you have a history of miscarriages.