At Barkley Massage, we offer prenatal and pregnancy massage therapy in Bellingham, Washington. We’d like to share some reasons why prenatal massage is one of the unspoken secrets to a healthy pregnancy, labor, and delivery.
Research has shown that prenatal massages on a regular basis throughout pregnancy can not only ease the aches and pains commonly associated with each trimester, but they may also increase the likelihood of a quicker and less painful labor experience.
Why Get A Prenatal Massage?
Some benefits of a massage during pregnancy include:
- Overall Stress Reduction
- Reduces Anxiety And Depression
- Lowers Cortisol And Norepinephrine
- Increases Dopamine and Serotonin
- Aids Sleep And Immune System
Pregnancy Massage Relieves Stress
Working primarily on your neck, hands, and feet, allow our trained prenatal massage therapists at Barkley Massage to alleviate the negative side effects of pregnancy, so that you can feel at ease and rejuvenated.
When you’re pregnant, exercise and a healthy diet are important, but even more important is the strain your muscles, tendons, and ligaments take while carrying an awkward amount of new weight.
Treat yourself to a weekly scheduled massage. It is a wonderful way to maintain a healthy form free of strain, pain, headaches, and other common side effects related to the hormonal changes of your body during pregnancy.
Treat Your Body Right During Pregnancy
Women who’ve received prenatal massage have shown fewer chances of suffering from postpartum depression, a serious issue for those who already suffer depression prior to becoming pregnant.
Studies have shown that not only does regular massage therapy lower the possible labor time during birth, but the labor pains can also be reduced due to the increased levels of positive brain chemicals like serotonin or dopamine that affect your body’s pain receptors.
Schedule Your Appointment For Prenatal Massage
If you’re interested in the benefits of prenatal massage in Bellingham, Washington, give Barkley Massage a call today. If you’re pregnant or know someone who is, then a therapeutic massage may be just what’s needed. Call us today or schedule online to receive your first prenatal massage.