Massage for pregnant women: all "Pros" and "Cons"


Taking care of the health and well-being of the future mother will have a positive effect on the baby, so she should pay special attention throughout the pregnancy. And massage is one of the effective ways to relax muscles, restore the balance of the nervous system, improve blood circulation, eliminate swelling and other problems that pregnant women often suffer from.

Arguments in favor of massage for pregnant women

Massage for pregnant women will be a great way to get rid of fatigue and excessive excitement, achieve mental balance, relieve the muscles of the limbs and back, relieve pain and prevent vascular diseases. It will be a safe alternative for those women who are not allowed to visit the pool or do sports. Regular massage will allow you to avoid problems with stretch marks on the skin, and will also contribute to the rapid recovery of physical form after childbirth.

Massage during pregnancy: features of the procedure and contraindications

Expectant mothers are most concerned about the safety of massage during pregnancy. And although there is no prohibition for such a procedure, there are still many factors that must be taken into account.

Yes, massage for pregnant women can be performed during normal pregnancy and in the absence of contraindications.

The procedure should be approached with caution in the following cases:

  • severe toxicosis and the presence of varicose veins;
  • in diseases of the skin and cardiovascular system;
  • with high blood pressure, ARVI;
  • any warnings from the obstetrician-gynecologist.

However, only an experienced massage therapist can accurately establish the expediency and safety of massage during an individual conversation with the patient. Therefore, the health of a woman and her baby should be entrusted to the best specialists in their field, who were united by the multidisciplinary Medical Center Viasan.

Wanting to please herself with a pleasant procedure, a pregnant woman should contact only a good specialist. The advantages of a private institution in such a situation will be the most comfortable conditions for each patient, full concentration of the massage therapist on the needs and wishes of the woman, an individual approach taking into account the peculiarities of the body and the course of pregnancy. Only under such conditions will the massage bring benefit and pleasure to the mother and her baby.