Can massage be done during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, most pregnant mothers will experience problems such as emotions, stress, fatigue, tight shoulders and necks, numbness in the limbs, physical and mental discomfort and so on. These conditions are not diseases, so there is no specific treatment for these symptoms, so can pregnant mothers relieve pain through massage?
In fact, there are already pregnancy massage programs in Western countries to help pregnant mothers relieve discomfort, but most people in our country don’t know much about it. It is possible to massage during pregnancy, but the massage method of pregnant mothers will be somewhat different from the traditional ones.
What is the difference between pregnancy massage and traditional massage?
In order to ensure the safety of pregnant mothers, the techniques and strength of pregnancy massage, including the lying position, are different from traditional massage.
In addition, essential oils used in regular massage should not be used during pregnancy massage. Because some essential oils can cause contractions in expectant mothers. And some specific parts, such as abdomen, elbows, etc. are not allowed to massage.
What are the benefits of massage during pregnancy?
During pregnancy, pregnant mothers will have problems such as poor skin and low mood due to drastic changes in hormones; and as the fetus grows, the body will also have various changes and uncomfortable symptoms. Studies have shown that massage during pregnancy can effectively reduce all kinds of stress on the body, including muscle soreness and headache relief. Not only that, massage can also improve the sleep quality of expectant mothers and reduce body edema.
Under what circumstances pregnant women are not suitable for pregnancy massage
Pregnant women who have habitual miscarriage or experience of miscarriage/pregnant women who have experienced premature birth/pregnant women with abnormal bleeding, those with a history of progesterone deficiency are more likely to have threatened miscarriage and vaginal bleeding. Pregnant women with placenta previa/pregnant women with pregnancy toxemia or epilepsy/pregnant women with severe pregnancy depression/pregnant women with skin trauma or fractures.
Massage is not recommended in these cases, as it may affect the health of the fetus.
What is a Deep Tissue Massage?
Deep tissue massage is best for giving attention to certain painful part in your body. The massage therapist uses slow, deliberate strokes that focus pressure on layers of muscles, tendons, or other tissues deep under your skin. Though less rhythmic than other types of massage, deep tissue massage may be therapeutic — relieving chronic patterns of tension and helping with muscle injuries.
It’s used for chronic aches and pain and contracted areas such as a stiff neck and upper back, low back pain, leg muscle tightness, and sore shoulders.
What is a Deep Tissue Massage beneficial?
- Sports injuries
- Plantar fasciitis
- High blood pressure
- Help Reduce High Blood Pressure
- Improve Athletic Recovery And Performance