BENEFITS OF PREGNANCY MASSAGE | AURA DAY SPA
When you are pregnant, it’s inevitable that your body goes through some dramatic changes. From new hormones and weight gain, to increased plasma and blood volume, at Aura Day Spa we’re here to help you adjust to the changes in your body.
Research over the last 20+ years has shown the benefits of massage for expectant mothers. Not only is it completely free of any medicines but it also helps to sooth those uncomfortable aches and pregnancy pains as your little one grows. This means a regular massage during pregnancy can considerably improve not only your own physical and mental heath wellbeing but also that of your baby.
We have put together just some of the ways massage during pregnancy can help both mother and baby:
Statistics reveal that 50% of women experience back pain during pregnancy. This is most likely due to the shift in your body posture during pregnancy, which causes those aches and pains.
Pregnancy Massage from the experts we have here at Aura Day Spa can help to loosen your muscles and releases any pressure on the nerve.
Muscular Aches and Pains
When you are pregnant, your body is having to work much harder to do tasks that were once a breeze. This means there is extra pressure on muscles and nerves. Our Massage services relieve that pain by finding your key trigger points for release and improving your overall circulation into the painful area increasing oxygen to remove toxins and other nasties!
For so many women, pregnancy can feel like a constant, nine month headache, with it being a huge symptom for the entirety of their time. Headaches in pregnancy are caused by the surge of hormones and increased blood circulation in your body. Massages aim to relieve muscle tension, trigger points, and eases tension in the head, neck and shoulders.
Hormones and Stress
An influx of new hormones are responsible for many physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. These can cause havoc with your joints, which massage helps to reduce pain. It’s also safe to say that pregnancy is a stressful time. Massages can lower stress hormones, which will help to reduce any anxiety, improve your mood and can increase sleep – YES!
Swelling and inflammation in pregnancy is often caused by the weight gain, increased plasma which causes pressure on the joints – specifically the hip, knee and ankle joints! At Aura Day Spa, we help to stimulate soft tissues to reduce the collection of fluids in swollen joints with our luxurious massages. In helping to assist blood to flow into the legs, massage reduces the chances of swelling, varicose veins and blood clots during pregnancy too.
For all information on our extensive services including pregnancy massage, you can call into the salon on the Lisburn Road, Belfast or book online on our website!