Our Lymphatic Prenatal Massages are a special type of treatment that is specifically designed for expectant mothers. During pregnancy, the body undergoes many changes, including weight gain, hormonal shifts, and an increase in blood volume. These changes can lead to swelling, or edema, which can cause discomfort and even pain. Additionally, the extra weight and pressure on the body can cause poor circulation, leading to fatigue and other issues.
The Lymphatic Prenatal Massage is a safe prenatal massage technique designed to alleviate these issues and promote overall well-being for both the mother and the developing baby. The massage uses a combination of gentle pressure and rhythmic movements to stimulate the lymphatic system, which is responsible for removing excess fluid and waste from the body. This
helps to reduce swelling, improve circulation, boost the immune system and alleviate the back pain. The lymphatic system is complex network of vessels, tissues, and organs that play a crucial role in maintaining the body’s fluid balance and immunity. It is responsible for collecting excess fluid and waste products from the body’s tissues and returning them to the bloodstream.
The lymphatic system also helps to defend the body against infections and diseases by producing and transporting white blood cells, antibodies, and other immune cells throughout the body. The lymphatic system includes lymph nodes, lymphatic vessels, the spleen, thymus, tonsils, and adenoids, among other structures. It is a vital component of the body’s immune and circulatory systems, especially for expecting mothers. Before acknowledging the benefits of this treatment, we must first look at how the body changes when it is growing a baby. As the baby develops, mothers-to-be likely experience normal weight gain which can cause swelling and make it less comfortable to move around.
Notably, the center of gravity shifts, putting pressure on the hips and pelvic area. As the body’s uterus expands, abdominal muscles also stretch and weaken. This can contribute to lower back pain and poor posture that furthers back discomfort. Hormonal changes also affect the skin as unwanted blemishes often begin to arise. This is due to an increase in progesterone that causes the skin to become more sensitive and prone to irritation. While we understand not everyone breastfeeds, the changes in breast tissue in preparation for the baby’s arrival often makes the area feel tender. Our massage therapists have extensive knowledge of these changes and consider your specific needs during your treatment.
One of the main benefits of the Prenatal Drainage Lymphatic Massage is the ability to reduce edema, or swelling, which is common during pregnancy. Swelling can occur in the feet, legs, hands, and face, and can cause discomfort and pain. By stimulating the lymphatic system, prenatal drainage massages help to remove excess fluid from the body, reducing swelling and improving comfort. In addition to reducing swelling, prenatal drainage massages can also improve circulation. As the massage therapist applies gentle pressure to the body, blood flow is increased, bringing fresh oxygen and nutrients to the cells. This can help to alleviate fatigue and improve overall energy levels.
Prenatal drainage massages can also be beneficial for the developing baby. As the massage therapist works to stimulate the lymphatic system and improve circulation, the developing baby receives more oxygen and nutrients just as the mother does, promoting healthy growth and development. Another benefit of prenatal drainage massages is their ability to reduce stress and promote relaxation. Pregnancy can be a stressful time, and the physical changes that occur can cause discomfort and anxiety. Prenatal drainage massages provide a safe and nurturing environment for expectant mothers to relax and release tension, promoting a sense of calm and well-being.
It’s important to note that any kind of prenatal massage should only be performed by a trained and licensed massage therapist who has experience working with expectant mothers. The therapist should use special techniques and positions to ensure the safety and comfort of the mother and baby.
At Brazilian Lymph Spa in Chicago or Lincolnwood location we approach all of our clients with this in mind and take into account their preferences, medical history, and current conditions. Our skilled massage therapists are trained to provide customized treatments that not only benefit the mother but the baby as well. We are committed to bringing our best to you
during your pregnancy so that you can feel good inside and out.
Your massage therapy journey does not have to end after you give birth. Our clients can also enjoy a range of other treatments such as post-surgical massages and other drainage massages. Together with a healthy lifestyle, our massages leave room to cater to clients at all stages of life. Our goals are your goals.
Overall, prenatal drainage massages are a safe and effective way to promote overall well-being during pregnancy. By reducing swelling, improving circulation, and promoting relaxation, these massages can help expectant mothers feel more comfortable and relaxed throughout their pregnancy journey.