There are many benefits to receiving regular massage therapy throughout your pregnancy. Some of these benefits include relief of stress and promotion of relaxation, relief of muscle spasms, cramping and myofascial pain, increased circulation of blood and lymph, relief of stress of weight bearing joints, and it can help improve sleep.
Whatever you may be feeling physically or emotionally during your pregnancy, your Registered Massage Therapist is there to provide you with the comfort and support you need by utilising various massage and relaxation techniques.
The following are links to great resources:
Registered Massage Therapists Association of Ontario ~ Benefits of Massage in Pregnancy
Society of Obstetricians & Gynecologists of Canada ~ Public Education Pamphlets
Prescription Medications during Pregnancy ~ info provided by perinatology.com
Government of Canada ~ a great resource for pregnant women in Canada
Pregnancy Childbirth and the Newborn ~ website companion to the best selling book
The following are recommended reading:
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn by Penny Simkin
Ina May's Guide to Childbirth by Ina May Gaskin
Dr. Jack Newman's Guide to Breastfeeding by Jack Newman and Teresa Pitman
The Birth Partner by Penny Simkin