Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy

By: Diana Lihou, RMT , May 24, 2015
Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy, Diana Lihou RMT

Massage therapy can help you while you`re expecting!

You’re expecting… this is an exciting time for you! Your body is going through a lot of changes and you may be feeling some pain and discomfort. Massage therapy can help alleviate this and prepare you for what is to come.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage include:

  • Tranquil relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling.
  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues.
  • Provides support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of mothering.

Therapists are professionally trained to work with you to develop an effective and safe massage therapy treatment plan during your pregnancy that will complement the care you are receiving from your doctor and other health care providers. Specially-designed cushions and supports are used to ensure your safety and comfort during your massage therapy treatment.

Diana is a massage therapist at Hands on Health Massage Therapy in Ottawa. She is a graduate from Sault College’s three year intensive Massage Therapy program, and has been an upstanding member of the College of Massage Therapists since completing her provincial examinations after graduation in 1999. Diana’s foundation of massage therapy is set in her Swedish massage techniques, but she has taken post graduate courses to expand her knowledge to include myofascial release & Structural Myofascial Therapy, Hot Stone massage, infant massage instruction, Reiki and ethics and client relations. After enjoying eight fulfilling years of work at Greenbank Massage Therapy she felt it was time to expand her wings and start her own clinic. Finding the perfect location and setting up the clinic with her own personnel touch renewed her passion for massage therapy. She conducts her practice with professionalism and compassion for her clients and it shows in her high client retention rate.