During pregnancy, your body goes through so many changes. Things are being stretched, you are carrying more weight, your center of gravity is off, and these changes can create tension, aches, and pains, and different massage needs than someone who is not pregnant. The goal of a prenatal massage is relaxation, aches, pains, stress, and tension relief. When you are pregnant, a massage is customized to your needs during pregnancy and should be with a trained massage therapist who has experience with pregnancy. There is evidence and research on the benefits of massage during pregnancy for both you and your baby. The great news is that you can get the benefits with a professional massage or even a massage at home from your partner. If you choose to get a professional massage, this episode has tips on choosing the right massage therapist, what to expect during and after the massage, and tips to make the most of your experience.
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