3 things a massage can do for you during pregnancy

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Pre and post-natal massages are a great way to reduce pregnancy stress and promote overall wellness. As well as improving your posture and promoting easier breathing, there are three huge ways a massage can make your pregnancy a whole lot easier…

Reducing stress

Even if you’re not feeling any sort of physical aches throughout pregnancy, sometimes it’s just nice to get out of the house and have some time to yourself. Pregnancy can be a busy time so to avoid overwhelming yourself and putting your body under too much pressure, you shouldn’t forget to treat yourself once in a while.

Relieving discomfort

Give your back a rest and indulge in a massage to reduce tension and loosen any tight muscles. The last thing you need during pregnancy is to be riddled with aches and pains that can easily be soothed with a massage. Having a massage can also help to boost circulation, which helps to reduce swelling. Moreover, if you try and prevent putting your body under too much pressure, you may find you sleep better at night too.

Reduced levels of lactic acid 

A build-up of lactic acid can cause swelling. A massage can help to stimulate tissue and fluids around your body to minimise the amount of fluids being collected around the joints. Weight gain during pregnancy can put extra pressure on the hip, knee and ankle joints especially. You might just be one massage away from preventing lactic acid from building up and causing those joints to swell!

If you feel like a body massage isn’t enough for you, you can also pop in for a Thai Foot Massage. Don’t forget to take some pressure off of your whole body and put your feet up once in a while. Contact Thai Massage & Clinic today to book your massage, we are located on 5 Station Parade, Cockfosters Road, Barnet EN4 0DL.

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