Your body goes through a lot of changes when you are pregnant. All of the muscles in your body are going to get worked out differently when you are pregnant, which is why prenatal massage can be so crucial. Your body is going through so much, and sometimes it needs a little extra support along the way. Here are a few benefits of getting a prenatal massage.

#1 Your Muscle Tension Will Be Released

Carrying a baby works out your muscles and your body in an entirely new way. You will notice and feel tension in muscles that you never even realized you had when you are carrying your child.

Although you know the purpose behind all those sore muscles, they can be difficult to deal with, especially pain in your lower back. During your prenatal massage, your tense muscles will be massaged. This will encourage your blood to flow to these areas and will provide your muscles with more oxygen. As more oxygen is present, the toxins that cause your muscles to feel cramped will be washed away. Your lower back pain will start to dissipate. 

If you have leg cramps or backaches, let your massage therapist know. They can also address those problem areas through targeted massages that will relax your muscles and increase blood flow to those areas as well.

#2 Your Headaches Will Be Released

If you have been experiencing a lot of headaches during your pregnancy, massage can help alleviate that pain. 

Your massage therapist will focus on massing your head, neck and shoulders and fill focus on massaging and relaxing your trigger points on your head and neck region that cause you to get headaches in the first place. 

#3 Your Body Will Release Serotonin

In order to counteract the pain and discomfort that you feel, you need to change the chemicals that your body is releasing. Being touched and massaged will increase the release of the chemical serotonin in your body. Serotonin is a natural chemical that your body releases that helps to fight pain. 

A prenatal massage will help release more serotonin into your body and will help you feel more relaxed and at ease as your pain decreases.

#4 You Will Sleep Better 

Generally, after getting a massage, both you and your baby should be able to get a sound night's sleep. The release of all that tension and pain from your body should help you relax more and enjoy a nice, deep sleep.

If you are experiencing a lot of pain during your pregnancy, you need to seek out and get a prenatal massage from a professional like Valley Chiropractic. It will help you work through your pain and provide relief to your sore muscles.