Pregnancy massage may help with the associated physiological, psychological and emotional changes experienced by the mother-to-be The client is massaged in the side lying position. Usually a light to moderate massage that targets areas of discomfort caused by the expanding body, eg lower back, hips neck and shoulders, calves and feet.
- Provides emotional support and physical nurturing
- Aids to increase local blood circulation to sore and tired muscles which in turn aids the elimination of metabolic wastes.
- Develops sensory awareness of musculature in the back and abdomen
- May aid reduction of oedema as circulation increases