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Benefits of Massages for Moms

Posted by     on November 13, 2018

Dr Della Parker_Yvonne Schroeder Massage Therapist in Clackamas

Motherhood brings many joys to one’s life, but sometimes women neglect their own health while looking after their little ones. Moms, remember that taking care of yourself is a way to enable you to take care of your kids. It’s easy to get lost in the business of your day to day, but managing your own health is a must.


Massages are an excellent way to help your body relax and recuperate from your busy life as a mom. That’s right – massages aren’t just a luxury, but a real way to improve your health. There are many benefits a massage can offer.

Reduced lower back/body pain. Lower back pain is a common issue both during and after pregnancy. While it’s normal to have some residual body pain during pregnancy, you don’t have to suffer through it. With help from an experienced therapist, you can get relief without the use of medication.

Reduced stress and anxiety. Whether you’re pregnant expecting mom having trouble coping with stress or a new mom still struggling through sleepless hours with your baby, massages can help relax you. A massage works your muscles into relaxing and improves circulation.

Improve breastfeeding. Lactation is improved once your chest muscles are relaxed, which opens your shoulders better. In addition to relaxing your muscles, massages can also increase prolactin levels. Massages can also relieve breast pain. If you’re struggling with breastfeeding, consult with your therapist and look into getting a massage.

Helps postpartum hormone balance. A normal of hormones naturally adjust themselves during and after pregnancy. But cortisol, the stress hormone, can be greatly reduced with the aid of massage. Dopamine and serotonin levels can also be leveled out with the help of massage. Massage can improve your mood and lower your stress levels.

Decreased swelling. Swelling is a common issue for pregnant women. Bodily fluid volume is likely increase by about 50% during pregnancy. Massages increase lymphatic drainage, which facilitates the elimination of excess fluids. This can ease swelling in your feet and hands.

These are just a few of the many benefits moms can experience from massaging. Stellar Health & Wellness offers multiple styles of massage therapy, including Swedish, Deep Tissue/Trigger Point, and Prenatal massages. Expecting and new moms looking for relief from pain and stress can rely on the trained professionals at Stellar Health & Wellness. If you are a mom and want to focus on your wellness, call 503-344-6631 today for a free consultation!

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