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The Unknown Benefits of Pregnancy Massage and the Misconceptions that Follow.

Pregnancy is one of the Greatest experiences a women will face in their lives… of course

that’s AFTER the morning sickness passes!! .. First Feelings of your little one moving, the flips and kicks, hiccups and rolls, shopping at baby stores filled with that “baby powder scent,” and receiving the cutest stuff from family and friends.. It’s a great time… and Thank God that in MOST cases, it’s months of Joy!! But It’s also a time when you start realizing you’re already responsible for another person’s life and you need to be sure you make the BEST decisions for your little one. You try to start eating a little better, stay away from cigarette exposure and alcohol, and even keep all your doctor’s appointments.. in your eyes, you’re doing great!! But did you know?? You’re missing out on one of the BEST things you can do for you and your baby during pregnancy.. that’s getting a prenatal massage.

Common misconceptions…

about Massage during pregnancy, is that it should be avoided during first trimester or that it can cause miscarriage.. but according to the Pittsburgh Center for Complementary Health & Healing, that couldn’t be further from the truth!! They also say as long as you’re in the hands of a Certified Pregnancy Massage therapist You are completely safe!! These Therapists are educated in the proper techniques and are trained to be gentle!! says Pregnancy Massage is A technique involving deep bodywork, designed to improve your circulation, take some of the strain off your muscles and joints, and generally re-energize you.. AND THERE’S SOOOOOO MUCH MORE!!

Nurturing the Mother® is a Certified Training Institute for Pre/Peri/Post Pregnancy Massage that says Prenatal Massage produces the following benefits:

  • helps maintain your posture and balance

  • helps control blood pressure

  • strengthens the immune system

  • directly benefits the nervous system and reduces the costly consequences of stress

  • Alleviates anxiety and depression

  • prevents stretch marks

  • eases labor & delivery

  • shortens hospital stay

  • reduces postpartum

And On top of that it’s just feels so good!! And if Mommy feels good.. baby feels good!!

If you suffer with a lot of discomforts during your pregnancy.. Massage can help with that as well!!! Pregnancy Massage has been shown to help reduce fatigue, headaches, lower back and abdominal-pelvic pain, swelling and edema, leg pain and cramps, nausea, constipation and indigestion.

And The Award Goes To…

As you see, Pregnancy Massage is An All-Natural remedy filled with so many benefits for you and baby, that not only reduces your pains from daily stress, it gives you both the greatest chance of being able to actually enjoy every Once In A Lifetime moment you have together!!!! Your Pregnancy is an experience only you and your baby will ever be lucky enough to share, so Make the Best Choices for Your lives with a Massage!!

A Certified Nurturing the Mother Pregnancy Massage Therapist.” Nurturing the Mother®,2010.Print

Murkoff, Heidi, What To Expect Editorial Team. “Prenatal Massage.” What To Expect, March 2 2015,

Sanchez, Kate. “Common Misconceptions About Pregnancy Massage During First Trimester by a Pittsburgh Certified Prenatal Massage Therapist.” Pittsburgh Health and Healing, March 2, 2011,

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