Massage during pregnancy

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Massage therapy during pregnancy can often relieve many of the common side effects of pregnancy, whether woman suffer from backaches, headaches, edema or other pregnancy related problems. Back pain is one of the more common side effects of pregnancy. Back pain can continue throughout pregnancy and even after. Fortunately massage can help relieve back pain associated with muscular tension. Some of the other benefits prenatal massage are, it helps relieve edema or swelling by stimulating circulation throughout the body, leg massage can help reduce leg cramps and swelling in the legs, massage is very beneficial for relaxing anxiety during pregnancy. Massage can help promote more restful sleep and help prevent pregnancy related insomnia. Pregnancy massage may relax baby, particularly if abdomen gently stroked. However, massaging the wrong areas or focusing on certain acupressure points may actually trigger uterine contractions in some women.

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