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Best Pregnancy Massage in Olympia
When looking for relief during pregnancy, a prenatal massage in Olympia may be the answer. Pregnancy massage is generally considered safe after the first trimester with permission from a practitioner. Ballaura Wellness Spa provides a table designed to accommodate a woman’s pregnant belly along with specifically designed pillows to ensure you are comfortable.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
Massage therapy can provide many benefits to women during pregnancy. While keeping the mother and baby safe, massage therapy can offer positive effects including:
- Decreased back and leg pain
- Lower anxiety
- Increased levels of serotonin and dopamine or “feel-good” hormones
- Improved sleep
- Boost the immune system to help fight off viruses and tumors
- Reduced swelling
Prenatal massage therapy addresses different needs through the varying massage techniques. Swedish massage is the most typical modality used and aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation. This also aids in providing relief from discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes.
Precautions for Pregnancy Massage
Women should discuss massage therapy with their prenatal care provider before booking a massage. The best way to prevent the risks of prenatal massage is to work together with your doctor and massage therapist. If you are pregnant and have an elevated risk condition, a signed healthcare provider release form will be required prior to your first session.
Booking a massage with a trained prenatal massage therapist is very important. Our therapists have received training beyond the national standards for massage therapists and know the specific pregnancy and massage needs.