A human touch can mean a lot of things. Love, sincerity, and gentle touches are able to reduce some illnesses. A massage is a part of a touch which need by most people. Pregnant women also need this touch through a massage. However the post natal massage recommendation should be perform by a professional prenatal massage in order to give benefits.
Basically Swedish massage is to relax muscle tension, improve lymphatic and blood circulation. It is way Swedish massage is recommended to pregnant woman due to common discomfort regarding to the skeletal and circulatory changes because of hormone shift during pregnancy.
Massage also reduces stress hormone, dopamine and serotonin levels which cause depression. As a result the risk of complication during pregnancy and birth as well as low birth weight level is also reducing. The evidence points strongly to maternal and newborn health benefits when relaxing.
Reduce circulation and increasing pressure on the major blood vessels by the heavy uterus can result swelling of the joint. Post natal massage recommendation help to stimulate soft tissue to reduce the collection of the fluid in swollen joint, which also improves the removal tissue waste, carried by the lymph.
The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscle of the upper and lower leg, cause them swell and put pressure nearby nerve. Massage therapy helps to release the tension on nearby nerve. There is also a reduction in sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy.