Pregnancy is one of the most vital stages in a woman’s life. It is a time when she should not just take care of her own health, but also that of the life she is carrying within her. It is important that a woman would check on her diet, as well as her lifestyle. Going to the doctor is important, as well. Doctors help monitor the condition of both the mother and the baby. In this way they would know if there are complications, and they can also suggest treatments so that the mother will have a safe and healthy pregnancy. Among the treatments commonly suggested by doctors and experts are the massage therapies.

Prenatal and postnatal massage actually has a lot of benefits for both the mother and the baby. These therapies will help the mother have an easy pregnancy and reduce health risks, before and after giving birth. Prenatal massage is beneficial during a woman’s pregnancy. It reduces pregnancy symptoms such as back pains, leg cramps and swollen feet. Moreover, it increases blood circulation and enhances digestion. It also promotes relaxation, which is good for alleviating depression and helps in the development of the baby. It has also been proven to help make labor and recovery faster. Women who have undergone prenatal massage therapy have shorter labor time, and they also have stayed in the hospital for a shorter time compared to those who hadn’t.

Postnatal massage, on the other hand, is specifically meant for mothers who have just given birth. Doctors recommend this therapy for its benefits to the mother’s health. Postnatal massage helps mothers recover faster from the physical as well as mental stress brought by giving birth. It detoxifies and removes blood clot, and it helps reduce complications and ease tensions and pains. Moreover, it improves boy posture and blood circulation. It is also a good way to re-shape the woman’s body and boost her energy after giving birth. With prenatal and postnatal massage, women are going to have a safe, healthy and enjoyable journey towards giving birth to their beloved little ones.

With Love and Light,
Salwa Salim