Massage can be given to a pregnant woman from 12 weeks on, as long as she has no health apparent problems.
Massage during the pregnancy can reduce anxiety, relieve muscle aches and joint pain, decrease symptoms of depression, and is proven to help prepare for an easier labour.
Prenatal massage is recommended as a therapeutic treatment that reduces tension and stress. However, it is not suitable for women who have recently experienced pre-term contractions, bleeding, high risk pregnancy, pregnancy induced hypertension (PIH), preeclampsia, previous pre-term labour, severe swelling, high blood pressure or sudden or severe headaches.
Postnatal massage is designed to help restore the body. It also addresses the stress of carrying and caring for a newborn. It can speed the recovery by relief of sore muscles, to relax the mother. Postnatal massage can be given 6 weeks after birth.
No matter where you are in the childbearing year, massage may have many benefits on mother and baby.
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