One of the most surprising changes in humans is the one that occurs in the pregnant woman's body. Only the certainty of the conception of a new being, unleashes indescribable sensations that range from the tender caress on the belly to the super sensitivity to smells or textures that previously did not provoke any response.
But wonders aside, the truth is that the woman's body is subjected, in a relatively short time, to new pressures and tensions that put your whole organism to the test and in particular your musculoskeletal system.
During the stages of pregnancy, the organism adapts to the growing belly, And that process can cause discomfort or pain in the neck, back, pelvis, hips and even in the feet. To alleviate them, many pregnant women have discovered the benefits of prenatal massage, of which studies endorsed by the University of Miami, United States, assure that its positive effects also benefit the baby: if the future mother relaxes, the baby will feel just as comfortable that she carries in her womb. But this is not a massage that can be improvised, it requires expert hands and also suitable conditions.
Among them an adequate posture -lying on your side or on special mattresses that allow the belly to rest on a hollow space- and the use of odorless creams and oil that do not irritate the exacerbated smell of pregnant women. This massage can be daily and last from 10 minutes to an hour. It must be done away from noise, telephones, dogs or any dissociative element. Accompanying it with soft music can help to achieve an optimal state of relaxation and should never be done if the woman feels any type of pain or discomfort.
It is important that you know that this type of massage, like immersion baths in beaches, swimming pools or tubs, are not recommended in the first trimester of pregnancy, and also that there are certain parts of the body of a pregnant woman that should not be subjected to massage or direct pressure, such as the area between the ankle bone and the sole of the foot, as this area is related to the uterus and vagina, and some experts believe that it can cause premature labor. You should also avoid massaging irritated skinswollen, varicose veins, or infected areas.
Rosa Mañas. Editor of our site
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