What is a Pregnancy Massage & What Are The Benefits?

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What is Pregnancy Massage Therapy ?

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Pregnancy massage therapy is a wonderful choice for a mother during prenatal care. It is also known as prenatal massage therapy, and this is very useful, especially for pregnant women. It aims in providing overall good health to a pregnant woman to support the physiologic, structural, and emotional health of both mother and baby. It enhances the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and overall body tone and relieves fatigue.



  • Helps in promoting healthy pregnancy by using techniques like relaxation methods, some yoga techniques, and exercises.
  • We are improving health by reducing stress, anxiety, and relieving muscles aches, joint pain, and stiffness.
  • It is relieving normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy like backaches, stiffness, leg cramps.
  • Relaxing muscle tension improves circulation and mobility.
  • An excellent way to reduce stress and provide overall wellness.



Benefits of massage in prenatal care:


  • Massage therapy helps in stimulating soft tissues and improves lymph drainage, which reduces fluid collection in swollen joints.
  • Improves oxygenation in soft tissues, which provides more nutrients to both mother and baby, thereby helps in improving blood circulation and also increases immunity and removing toxins.
  • Reduces hormonal levels associated with stress, which helps in reducing stress.
  • Relieving stress on the lower back, pelvic floor muscles and nerves and also by releasing endorphin into mother’s body.
  • Assists a mother in maintaining good posture. Massage increases muscle tone and flexibility, which enhances the ability to carry the extra weight of the uterus and by relieving aches, leg cramps, and muscle spasms.
  • Supporting the blood return to the heart and increases blood flow to the uterus.
  • Also very useful during labor in managing pain.
  • Lowers the risk of preterm birth and low birth weight in infants.
  • Massage reduces the stress on weight-bearing joints, also helps in relaxing the nerves, which promotes good sleep.


Content Reviewed by – Dr. Parmila Sharma