Pregnancy Massage - Natural Harmony Clinic

Pregnancy Massage
Traditional Chinese Tuina massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during
pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and
circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy. Massage during
pregnancy needs to be gentle but effective. Sometimes Tuina massage should not be
performed at all during the first trimester and certain acupressure points should be avoided
during particular times of the pregnancy to prevent causing untimely reactions (like pre-term
contractions). Pregnancy is a beautiful and exciting time in a woman’s life, but sometimes
this transformation can cause discomfort, stress, and a depletion of a woman’s body and
energy. As the baby grows it can begin to demand more energy and blood than the mother
can produce. When this condition occurs, various symptoms can arise, such as lower back
strain, swelling or water retention, stress and emotional tension, increased blood pressure,
and digestive upsets. If this deficient condition is left unchecked it can even lead to
prolonged or delayed labour.