pregnancy massage in berlin
Pregnancy Massage therapies
At Praxis Lemm we offer pregnancy massage therapies in Berlin for all our Midwife patients. Massage therapy during pregnancy has been shown to provide many benefits, including a sense of wellness, improved relaxation, and better sleep. We suggest combing these massage therapies with pregnancy acupuncture. We offer various massages depending on your needs:
Meridian Pregnancy Massage
We have developed our own meridian massage according to our knowledge of TCM and the feedback we have received from our thousands of midwife patients over the years. The massage is applied on the side, starting with the back then moves to the meridians on hands, arms and head. The meridian massage relaxes and nourishes the whole body and energises you during pregnancy.
Shiatsu targets physical, emotional and mental well-being by applying pressure on the meridians (TCM). Shiatsu can be given through the loose, comfortable clothing.
If a pregnant woman has a strong response to acupuncture needles, we apply acupressure and shiatsu. The activation of the points is more gentle than with acupuncture. Some pregnant women, particularly those with morning sickness, respond better to acupressure and shiatsu than to acupuncture. Acupressure is pressure on the meridians(TCM) on the skin.
Manual lymphatic drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage is a gentle, pleasant massage that brings the lymphatic fluid to a flow. Manual lymphatic drainage is also good for treating water retainment during pregnancy.
Massage for edema
Massage for edema is very powerful and pleasant. Massage for edema removes for certain time all the fluid towards the heart so the body is able to metabolise it.
According many studies the human touch is very powerful as it releases oxytocin but also a gentle therapy that is perfect for pregnancy. We suggest men to the masseur and for the partner to be present during the massage. Thereby, the partner will be able to learn and apply the massage at home during the whole pregnancy.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
- Improved sleep quality
- Lowers stress and anxiety levels
- Lessens swelling of the joints
- Alleviates muscle pain and cramps
- Reduces nerve pain
- Lowers risk for premature birth
- Reduces the baby’s stress hormones
Improved sleep quality
Deep tissue massage helps the increased production of melatonin hormone and serotonin compound in the body. As a result, people get to have their sleep rhythms regulated. When a pregnant woman receives a massage, it improves the quality of her sleep which promotes a good overall effect on the body.
lowers stress and anxiety levels
Cortisol is referred to as the stress hormone. When a pregnant woman is introduced to massage therapy as part of prenatal care, the level of cortisol in her body is reduced significantly. This lets her experience good hormones that have been known to improve mood, vitality, and immunity.
Lessens swelling of the joints
Oedema is a medical term used for swelling. It is a common occurrence during pregnancy, and is caused by low circulation and extra pressure on the blood vessels. In order to stimulate the soft tissues and lower the buildup of fluids in swollen joints, deep tissue massage is recommended for pregnant women. At the same time, massage is able to improve the lymph system’s ability to remove tissue waste in the body.
alleviates muscle pain and cramps
Pregnant women also commonly experience muscle pain and cramps. These discomforts usually occur due to muscular tension and heightened motor neuron activity. With the help of a specialist experienced in pregnancy massage Melbourne, these can be greatly reduced.
Reduces nerve pain
A number of women experience sciatic nerve pain, especially in the late stages of their pregnancy. This is because their uterus rests on the muscles in the lower back and pelvic floor. When this happens, the pressure extends tension to the upper and lower leg muscles which result in swelling in these areas. Thanks to Melbourne massage specialists that offer prenatal care therapy, mothers are able to get the help they need in releasing the tension they feel in nearby muscles. Through massage, women get to experience less sciatic nerve pain throughout their pregnancy.
lowers risk for premature birth
Studies have shown that pregnant mothers who regularly received prenatal massage therapy were less likely to encounter a premature birth as compared to women who did not get a massage throughout their pregnancy.
Reduces the baby´s stress hormones
Apart from helping the pregnant mother, massage also lowers the stress hormones in the baby. Research has shown that massage plays a vital factor in raising the baby’s cortisol levels even if they are still inside their mother’s womb. Because of this, it is safe to say that mothers aren’t the only ones who receive the health benefits of pregnancy massage.