Benefits of Prenatal Massage
With everything going on as you prepare for giving birth, taking an hour or two for yourself provides moms-to-be with an opportunity to stop, relax and indulge in a bit of self-care.
The American Pregnancy Association (APA) strongly advocates prenatal massage, stating that this therapy is an important part of ensuring your health during pregnancy. The APA reports that this therapy helps reduce depression and anxiety, relieves aches and pains in the joints and can even improve the outcome of labor and the health of the newborn baby. Having regular massages during pregnancy can also regulate hormones, increasing the levels of serotonin and dopamine and reducing the levels of harmful hormones such as cortisol and norepinephrine.
Massage helps with lymphatic drainage, reduces swelling, improves blood circulation and relieves muscle tension. Shifting hormones during pregnancy also place excess stress on both the circulatory and skeletal systems, which can also be reduced through massage therapy.
Utah Prenatal & Postpartum Massage
It is important to choose your pregnancy massage clinic carefully, as not all therapists have the knowledge and experience to ensure your safety.
At Body Balance, we are proud to specialize in both pregnancy and postpartum services. We assist clients from throughout northern Utah, and we are conveniently located near Salt Lake City, Lindon, Pleasant Grove and Lehi. Contact us today to learn more about our services, or to schedule an appointment for a prenatal massage or float therapy.