Ayurvedic prenatal and postpartum oil massage, know as abhyanga is shown to promote optimal health for mother and baby. It is a highly recommended as your body changes and your baby grows. Oil is deeply rejuvenating, nourishing, strengthening as well as relaxing for the nervous system.
In the first trimester a light supportive massage can bring relaxation, reduce fatigue, and relieve morning sickness and headaches.
In the second trimester it helps alleviate pain and tension as body is adjusting to pregnancy. Massage is very helpful for neck, back, hip and legs.
In the third trimester it can reduce swelling, lower blood pressure and alleviate nerve pain. Improving sleep and keeping pelvic muscles relaxed relieving discomfort and aiding in an easier labor.
Bi weekly massage enhances deep breathing and relaxation, increasing oxygenation of blood to the brain and body of the mother and baby. Relieving stress hormones like cortisol and epinephrine can increase endorphins and seratonin promoting increased immunity and alleviating depression.
Shirodhara is another ayurvedic therapy that is highly recommended to balance hormones and allow the body to deeply rest and rejuvenate post partum.
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