Massage therapy has various techniques that can be applied to the soft tissues on the human body intended to give health benefits and relief tension or pain. It is also one of the oldest healing arts that can be traced back to 3000 years ago in China with new traces found around the world including Hindus, Persian and Greek cultures.

Prenatal massage also called pregnancy massage is a massage therapy specifically for pregnant women that helps to reduce stress, relieve aches and pains in muscles and joints, and decrease swelling in the arms and legs. The massage can also increase body temperature, blood pressure, circulation and body awareness of the pregnant women making them more confident and comfortable in their owns body which in return will help the women to have an easier pregnancy.

Most of the midwives, physicians and nurses recommend pregnancy massage to their patients as it works as an adjunct to aid in the health and rapid recovery of the pregnant women. It also provides emotional support during pregnancy which makes the patient felt comfortable after every second trimester and above.

One major problem regarding prenatal massage or pregnancy massage is that some women worried that abdominal massage during pregnancy may cause the placenta to dislodge from the uterine wall and may also cause miscarriage. However, this is not the case as there is a very solid connection between the placenta and the uterine wall and most of the miscarriage happens due to the unhealthy foetus or due to the disorder of the uterus. Some statistic shown those pregnant women who have undergone prenatal massage may have less miscarriage than pregnant women who don’t.

For those Singaporean women that about to become a mother or have given birth could try the Prenatal pregnancy massage and post natal pregnancy massage provided by Mummy’s massage which could ease the problems of pregnant women by providing emotional support and physical healthiness. The company which is led by Salwa Salim is a Malay massage in Singapore that also provided spa services, jamu massage and slimming massage for their customers.

With Light and Love,
Salwa Salim