One of the most enjoyable and beneficial spa services is massage. Potential benefits include:
- Increased circulation
- Relief of back pain
- Reduced swelling in legs and feet
- Headache relief
- Improved digestion
- Enhanced mood
In your first trimester of pregnancy, there’s a slight risk of massage causing stress rather than relieving it, unless you use a massage therapist who has special training in prenatal care, like those at High Risk Pregnancy Doctors. In your second and third trimesters, massage is a safe and highly effective way to destress and treat yourself.
You should always choose a massage therapist with experience in prenatal massage. They use massage tables specifically designed for pregnant women and supportive body pillows.
If you’re not pregnant, most massages take place with you lying on your back or your front. However, it’s better for blood flow to your uterus and placenta to lay on your left side or on your back with some support for a massage during pregnancy.
If your pregnancy is high risk, High Risk Pregnancy Doctors can advise you on whether massage is a good idea, and what spa services are most suitable for you.
Find out more about the benefits of spa services by calling High Risk Pregnancy Doctors today or book an appointment online.