Pregnancy is a time of great physical and emotional change for a woman and its important that, however busy, she finds time to take good care of herself and her body. Massage therapy during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression relieve muscle aches and joint pains and improve labor outcomes and newborn health, although massage is almost always a good thing it is not recommended for expectant moms in the first trimester but if you feel like you really need one ask your doctor if a prenatal massage is advisable
Prenatal massage is usually performed with the woman lying on her side their is usually a pillow placed under the head, one alongside the body and another between the knees. A prenatal massage session might start in another position usually face up still propped up by a bunch of pillows, the goal is for mom to always be comfortable and relaxed.
Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to muscle groups of the body.