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Quick And Clear Facts About Prenatal Massage

Quick And Clear Facts About
Prenatal Massage

Prenatal Massage

Finding ways to be healthy and take care of you and your growing baby during pregnancy is immensely important. Let’s look at some of the reasons why prenatal massage in Canton is an invaluable tool for a smooth and trouble-free pregnancy!

During your first trimester, your body undergoes a myriad of changes: pregnancy hormones may cause morning sickness, heartburn, or even constipation. Progesterone will also lead to increased irritability, while increased estrogen levels lead to breast tenderness. The ligaments and tendons in your body are also adapting, in preparation for allowing your torso and pelvis to carry (and eventually deliver) your baby. Because of all this, navigating your first trimester can be quite challenging, but the good news is – massage therapy can help!

Benefits To Getting A Prenatal Massage in Canton MI

In the past, it was believed that massage could be detrimental during a woman’s first trimester. This can still be true for some women – it is always a great idea to talk with your health care provider with any concerns you may have before your first prenatal massage, especially if you’ve had complications before with pregnancy. But for most women, studies in the past decade have shown massage therapy early during pregnancy can help with managing symptoms[i]. A trained massage therapist at Still Point Massage can provide a safe and relaxing experience for you, helping to relieve headaches, morning sickness, and constipation.

During the second trimester, a massage routine will continue to help you manage the changes in your body. This is the time when your body starts shifting its center of gravity to accommodate your growing baby, and with that shift starts the slow progression of compensation patterns. Keeping regular massage appointments will help you manage those patterns more effectively and reduce the pain and fatigue your body will feel.

Time for the third trimester – the home stretch! By now, your baby is probably fairly active, trying to stretch out and get comfortable. Loss of sleep, depleted energy, and swollen feet and low back pain may be a constant right now, but your massage therapist can help alleviate swelling and tension as well as prepare your body and pelvic muscles for birth.

As with any massage you receive, it’s important to talk to your massage therapist about comfort and positioning during your sessions. But the whole purpose of prenatal massage is to make sure you have another member of your team who is working hard to keep you comfortable, healthy, and happy!

Call Still Point Massage in Canton today to schedule your prenatal massage.


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10:00am - 7:00pm


Tuesday
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Still Point Massage
43423 Joy Road Suite B
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 354-9900

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