The earliest recorded form of prenatal massage was written in the Chinese book “Cong-Fu of the Toa-Tse”. It used techniques such as Shiatsu, Thai, Tui Na and Jin Shin to try to relieve stress and maintain good health for “mothers-to-be” throughout the entire pregnancy. The philosophy behind the massage technique is centered on relieving stress. The more stress a mother is under, the more stress the baby is under. Therefore, more of a chance for complications with the pregnancy.
Prenatal massages are helpful in relieving pain and discomfort, but there are other benefits as well. Receiving regular treatments can help balance a body’s hormones and reduce cortisol levels, which helps prevent anxiety and depression. Fatigue and insomnia are other problems mothers-to-be face that can be helped. By getting regular massages mothers can fall asleep faster and sleep deeper. Regular massagescan relieve morning sickness and swelling as well. At Westglow we understand the needs and wants of a soon-to-be mother and only offer the best prenatal massage for you and your baby!