During pregnancy a woman’s body undergoes tremendous changes and massage during this time offers positive physiological effects as the soft tissue gets manipulated.
Pregnancy massage helps minimize stress, promotes relaxation, and prepare the muscles for child birth. Stroking and stretching of muscles, tendons, ligaments will increase blood circulation to the muscles being massaged. This will increase oxygen and nutrients to these tissues and removes metabolic waste products in muscles. Joint flexibility, muscle pliability, and joint flexibility will increase while muscle tension and nervous irritability decreases.