At Advanced Wellness Centre in Richmond, VA, we understand the connection between physical, mental, and emotional wellness. During pregnancy, a woman will experience dramatic changes to her body. These changes include an additional burden on the woman's joints and muscles, along with increased physical and mental fatigue. As a woman produces more of the estrogen hormone, they will also cycle through various emotional stages.
But, you can experience relief from both physical and emotional discomfort as you prepare for birth by visiting our massage therapists who are trained and experienced in prenatal or stress-reducing massage.
What is Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal massage is a non-medicinal, therapeutic method of reducing stress and promoting overall wellness for pregnant women. A massage therapist places varying degrees of pressure on muscles. The ultimate goal is to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation as a way to help the body relax, heal and thrive better.
Benefits of Massage Therapy
Massage, when given by a professional and licensed massage therapist, is a homeopathic remedy for muscle aches and pains. But, it's true value lies in the extreme sense of relaxation that massaging the muscle provides. Here is a list of the benefits that many pregnant women experience after a prenatal massage session:
Treats sore muscles
Increases 'feel good' hormones
May regulate hormones
Loosens stiff joints
Reduces muscle fatigue
Improves blood circulation
May diminish or eliminate headaches
An improved labor experience
Improves lymphatic flow
Help for Back and Joint Pain
One of the most common complaints as the unborn child grows is the increased weight that puts stress on the woman's back and joints. When you receive frequent massages during pregnancy, you may experience better posture and better body alignment. This is because massage will increase muscle tone, along with increased flexibility.
Contact Us Today to Schedule a Prenatal Massage Session
Back stiffness, joint pain, and the associated mental stress can be alleviated when the muscles become relaxed due to proper massage techniques. Our licensed massage therapists at Advanced Wellness Centre in Richmond, VA, are uniquely positioned to serve pregnant women who are experiencing muscle or joint discomfort due to pregnancy. Call 804-673-9355 to book a massage session.