Females account for about 45% of the overall population in Folsom, California. Many of these women who have already been through a pregnancy will tell you that getting a massage really helped them deal with the aches and pains of pregnancy. While some pregnant women may still be second-guessing the benefits of a prenatal massage in Folsom, the fact remains that pregnancy can be extremely stressful for the expectant mother and massage therapy is a very viable means of stress-relief.
A pregnancy massage can be done safely as long as the would-be mother is undergoing a normal pregnancy. If there are red flags, such as pains outside of what’s expected for a normal pregnancy, the patient should consult with her doctor first.
Jessika Toothman writes in HowStuffWorks about which spa treatments and massages a pregnant woman can get:
Facials are acceptable, provided they contain only all-natural products. Even then, it’s possible sensitive pregnancy skin won’t be pleased, so be sure to test applications on a small, inconspicuous patch of skin before beginning. No chemical peels allowed. Acupuncture is also safe, so long as the acupuncturist is properly trained. The ancient spa technique can help with migraines, back pain and morning sickness, but it’s also sometimes used to help induce labor. In a similar manner, reflexology can speed up labor, but it’s also helpful for relieving pregnancy symptoms like heartburn.
[Reflexology is the application of pressure to areas on the feet, hands and ears. Reflexology is generally relaxing and may be an effective way to alleviate stress. Source: Mayo Clinic]
A prenatal massage can help alleviate everyday symptoms that can have an adverse effect on the mother’s health as well as that of the baby. For one, massages focused on the head can relieve headaches and migraines, whereas muscle tension can be relieved by allowing efficient blood circulation throughout the body.
Even when not in clinics like The Healing Station, expectant mothers can still enjoy the benefits of massage, with the help of their husbands, of course. There are many simple techniques like massaging circles on the gluts, hips and the lower back, since these areas are among the most common problem spots as the baby grows.
Expectant mothers should always remember to trust only reputable Folsom massage professionals to take care of their needs.
Call the Healing Station today at 916-294-9980 or visit their website at www.TheHealingStation.net to schedule online.
(Source: Can you get spa treatments if you’re pregnant?, HowStuffWorks)