Motherhood Massage / Prenatal Massage
Massage therapy when pregnant is used to reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes. Give yourself and your baby a treat at any time during pregnancy. When scheduling an appointment for a massage in Tulsa, it is important to communicate how far along you are in your pregnancy.
Benefits of Massage during pregnancy
Enhances circulation of blood: Massage enhances circulation, which provides more oxygen and nutrients both to mother and baby. Increased immunity also occurs through stimulation of the lymphatic system, which also helps to remove toxins.
Calms nervous system: Through promotion of the parasympathetic system, both mother and baby are in a relaxation response through release of endorphins.
When we are in parasympathetic mode, we are able to sleep better, our digestion is enhanced, we no longer have stress hormones released, thus our immune system is at its optimum. A peaceful and calm mama is a peaceful and calm baby.
Alleviation of stress on our weight-bearing joints & musculo-fascial structures: As baby gets bigger and bigger, more stress is placed upon our hip, entire back, chest, shoulders, legs, feet and neck every day. Massage is used to alleviate these symptoms allowing for more comfort and stress relief.