Pregnancy is a wonderful thing but it can be hard on the future mom to be. Here is how massage can help. Getting regular massages during pregnancy can reduce stress and anxiety and increase relaxation. Massage can also help with low back and hip discomfort, joint pain, leg cramps, stiff neck and shoulders, headaches and overall muscles soreness that come with pregnancy. Overall massage improves circulation and can reduce edema.
Swedish massage is the most common type of massage used, and it consists of long gliding stokes pushing blow flow towards the heart. It also includes several techniques such as effleurage, petrissage, kneading, wringing, muscles stripping and more. Massage can help decrease anxiety, stress and muscles/joints aches as well as increase relaxation.
Fascia is a tough connective tissue that is found throughout the body. It covers organs bones and muscles; it can also be described as a full body suit. Sometimes during trauma, injury, disease, aging, and surgery, the fascia can become restricted and result in decreased movements and stiffness /tightness in a specific or non specific area. Myofascial techniques can help release the tight fascial, increase mobility and flexibility, and also improve circulation.
Deep tissue is very similar to Swedish massage but it uses more pressure to be able to release chronic muscles tension. It is used to focus on the deeper muscle fibers of the body.
Is the use of essential oils during a treatment. Essential oils are derivative of plants and can help physiologically and psychologically. There is a wide variety of essential oils, each with its own properties, for example lavender can help reduce pain and eucalyptus can be used to help with sinusitis and congestion.