The benefits of massage during and after pregnancy have been well documented. But there is one that I think needs to be emphasised - the way it boosts your body image.
The many ways in which ones body changes during pregnancy can be at the same time intriguing and overwhelming, even scary.
Despite the romantic image of pregnancy in the media and in advertising, these drastic shape shifts and the weight gain may affect our self-esteem and body image.
So, if you are pregnant but it feels like you are living in a stranger’s body, consider a massage treatment.
Besides helping you maintain a healthy body image, massage can support a mother-to-be and her baby in so many ways.
Here are 10 reasons to book a pre-natal massage.
According to the Massage Magazine published in the United States the benefits of massage include positive effects on the physiology, psychology and emotions of the woman.
BENEFITS OF MASSAGE
BOOSTING YOUR BODY IMAGE
Dealing with all the structural changes like the enlarged abdominal area, the effects of hormonal changes (swollen feet and skin break-out) as well as the general discomfort which accompanies pregnancy can be overwhelming. Combine this with mood swings and fatigue and it is easy to see why, when looking in the mirror, you might scream in horror.
Massage can help you love this changing body through tender loving care as well as learning more about the physiology and psychology of the event.
Pregnancy Awareness Week 2017
To promote and educate women and the public about pregnancy and enhance healthy pregnancies as well as healthy babies.
Body-mind or mind-body? If you are struggling with physical and mental pain and feel that the dominant health paradigm’s dualistic approach to mind and body seems inadequate to explain anything, I want to talk to you. Join me under the tree in my garden for a cup of rooibos tea and let’s talk massage and SomaSense!