UncategorizedDoes Prenatal Massage Treatment Ease Pregnancy Discomfort?

One of the most exciting things about being a woman is pregnancy, could you just imagine that you will carry another human being within your body? How amazing it is to become a mother, all things become possible. Carrying a baby inside your womb for 9 months is not easy, the first trimester could be manageable since your baby bump is not that big and you don’t gain much weight yet and, you can still do things easily, but as pregnancy progress, the fetus inside you grows that makes it more challenging, you’ll just notice that you can no longer see your feet when you look down because your baby bump is big and with that your physical activities can be restricted, not only that, you will also experience body pains and having difficulty to find a perfect position to relax considering your baby bump, the whole pregnancy could make you feel uncomfortable and uneasy, but thanks to In balance wellness spa, a massage treatment in Orem Utah could help ease discomforts associated with pregnancy. Massage treatment in Orem Utah will make you feel that no matter how hard pregnancy could be, massage treatments could help ease discomforts and will make you realize that a 9 month of discomfort can’t compare to the joy you will experience once the baby is already born.

Discomforts during pregnancy.

As much as you want to keep yourself healthy, comfortable and happy during the 9-month pregnancy period there are things that naturally occurs that makes a woman feel uncomfortable and disturbed. Here are some common worries of a mother during pregnancy.

Nausea and vomiting.

These two are the common indications that a woman is pregnant. Nausea and vomiting usually occurs in the first trimester of pregnancy and mostly happens in the morning thus both are collectively called morning sickness. Morning sickness may be cause by hormonal changes. Increase estrogen during pregnancy irritate the lining of the stomach, the more likely that a person will feel nauseous. Human chorionic gonadotrophin, a hormone which is produce after conception stimulates the ovaries to secrete estrogen thus causing nausea and progesterone which is the hormone that prepares the womb for pregnancy and protects the womb lining, increases and may affect the lower esophagus that makes the stomach valve to cause nausea. The increase levels of hormones during pregnancy slows down digestion which triggers heart burn, indigestion and acid reflux which are potential triggers of vomiting during pregnancy.

Back pain.

During the later months of pregnancy, the belly grows that makes the you gain weight that causes lower-back pain. As the woman’s weight increases, her balance changes and the center of her gravity is pulled forward straining her back. The pelvic joints and ligaments become loosen and stretches to prepare the body for the labor that strains the joint of the lower back and pelvis which can cause back pain.


During pregnancy, you are no longer just feeding yourself, the nourishment that the baby gets also comes from what you eat and what you drink, so it’s important to keep the body hydrated and well fed during the 9-month pregnancy period. The body works overtime to provide the proper nutrition that the fetus needs in order to grow that makes a pregnant woman feel tired most of the time. During early pregnancy, fluctuation of hormones occurs, especially increased progesterone that is responsible for making a pregnant woman sleepy but as the pregnancy progress you may have trouble sleeping at night because you are uncomfortable and you need to frequently go to the bathroom thus making you have a low energy and feel tired.

Leg cramps

Leg cramps during pregnancy may be caused by fatigue, the changes in the blood circulation and stress on the leg muscles due to the carrying extra weight. As the baby grows inside the womb, the uterus presses on certain nerves that puts the pressure on the nerves and blood vessels to go to the legs. Leg cramps may also be caused by decrease levels of magnesium and calcium.

Headache and dizziness

Headaches during pregnancy is common and often caused by increase pregnancy hormone levels, stress or body tension caused by carrying extra weight. Dizziness during pregnancy can be caused by decrease blood pressure due to the compression of the major arteries in the uterus caused by its expansion from the growing fetus. Headaches and dizziness during pregnancy is commonly caused by the changes in blood circulation that shifts the blood flow from the brain which makes you feel light headed. A headache can due to insufficient amount of nutrients that the brain gets during pregnancy that may lead to dizziness due to low blood sugar.


Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Regular check-up is required during pregnancy in order to ensure a healthy mother and a healthy baby, discomforts experienced during pregnancy are normal and often doesn’t need any medical prescription and sometimes you just wanted to rest and relax but you can’t because of this pregnancy discomforts you have to deal with. Pre-natal massage is a non-invasive method to help you rest and relax during your pregnancy period.

Pre-natal massage is a therapeutic body work that aims to attend the special needs of a soon to be mother, as the body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. Prenatal massage aims to improves the function of the muscles and joints, enhances blood circulation and relieves mental and physical fatigue. The massage methods done in prenatal massage is different from a regular body massage because the strokes, pressure and techniques are highly specific to the anatomical changes a woman undergoes during pregnancy that will not cause any harm to the mother or the baby.

In balance wellness spa offers a prenatal massage as one of their services. Prenatal massage in Orem Utah is a good massage therapy during pregnancy, it is proven to provide benefits including improved relaxation, relieves body pain and muscle cramping, provides sleeping, reduces swelling and, prepare the body for labor and birth.

  1. Improves relaxation

Massage reduces stress hormones in the body and relaxes and loosen the muscles. The pressure created by the massage technique move the blood through the congested areas and causes the increased and enhanced blood flow, which is very important during pregnancy to keep the lymphatic system working to flush out toxins from the body. Research show that a woman who receives series of prenatal massage showed significant decrease in stress hormone levels and enhanced immune function. Prenatal massage improves the mood and enhance the overall wellness of the pregnant woman that can reduce feeling of depression and anxiety that is said to be increased in pregnant woman.

  1. Relieves body pain

Prenatal massage provides a natural, safe, drug-free alternative for pain-relief medications. Prenatal massage addresses the tight muscles in the affected area which increases blood flow that relieves body pain especially lower back pain. The pressure technique on prenatal massage releases tension brought naturally by pregnancy, it relieves body pain by stimulating competing nerve fibers and impeding pain message to and from the brain. It is proven that after a prenatal massage session, there is a drastic decrease in pregnancy discomfort.

  1. Provides good sleep.

As the pregnancy progresses, the harder it gets to have a good night sleep. Prenatal Massage relaxes the nervous system and improves blood circulation that releases feel good hormone. Prenatal massage promotes a good and sound sleep due to the release of the neurotransmitter that makes you calm and stimulates a deeper sleep. Pre-natal massage decrease depression and anxiety levels that improves the quality of sleep.

  1. Reduces swelling.

During pregnancy, Fluids buildup in the legs, ankles and feet due to the pressure coming from the growing uterus which is put into the veins on the lower extremities. This phenome is normal during pregnancy and is called swelling or edema, which is often causes the reduced blood circulation on the area and increased pressure on the major blood vessels in the lower portion of the body as mentioned above. Prenatal massage stimulates the tissues, moves the extra fluid the reduces swelling that makes you feel comfortable.

  1. Prepare the body for birth and labor

The 9-month period of pregnancy is very challenging and the labor period is much worse than the pregnancy period but with prenatal massage all these pain and discomforts can be lessen. Prenatal massage helps reduces the stress levels and keep the muscles toned and relaxed prior to labor which prepares the body in giving birth that makes it easier for the baby to be delivered. Prenatal massage also induced natural labor with specific work on reflex and pressure points that promotes the birth process.


Pregnancy can be described as carrying another human being inside a woman’s womb, and it seems to be the longest 9 months of in a woman’s life. You may experience a large amount of emotional stress and physical pain that will make you feel regretting being pregnant, but when you will hear the first cry of your baby, all those hardships will be taken away. It’s normal to feel pain and stress during pregnancy, who wouldn’t? You are carrying another human being inside your womb, a human being that breathes, moves and eats the food you as they strive to survive inside your tummy, it’s perfectly normal to feel those, but too much of it could bring adverse effect to you and your baby. During the 9-month pregnancy period it is also required that the mother is also healthy and as much as possible free from any stress. Prenatal Massage in Orem Utah is perfect treatment massage for you, if you want to relax and manage stress during your pregnancy period. Remember that your health and wellness is as important as your baby’s health. In balance wellness and yoga and wellness, provide the safest and most trusted prenatal massage in Orem Utah. Ease your discomfort and improve your pregnancy experience with Prenatal massage in Orem Utah. Book your appointment at 801-691-1090 or email at [email protected] You may also visit the clinic at 436 West 800 North, Orem, UT.