The strains and pains of pregnancy are very real. Your body is working overtime to create this beautiful new life, but in the meantime, it’s going through some major changes. Those changes can leave you feeling sore, tired, and uncomfortable. You can help reduce your mental and physical stress with a prenatal massage, which can reduce the strain from weight gain, and changes in posture, which are stirring up these new aches and pains.

Massage therapy is safe for pregnant women and relieves many of the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, and swelling. It is also known to reduce stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation, helps to relax nervous tension, aiding in a better night’s sleep, and can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from a variety of prenatal massage techniques, as well as prenatal yoga in San Antonio, to relieve stress and prepare your body for labor and delivery. As with any therapeutic approach to pregnancy wellness, women should discuss massage therapy and prenatal yoga with their prenatal care provider. To learn more about these services provided by the Birth Center at Stone Oak, contact us today.