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“In pregnancy, there are two bodies, one inside the other. Two people live under one skin…. When so much of life is dedicated to maintaining our integrity as distinct beings, this bodily tandem is an uncanny fact.”
Joan Raphael-Leff

7121945Pregnancy is such a wonderful and exciting time! Unfortunately, there can also be some rather unpleasant side effects… muscle pain, fatigue, stress, uncontrollable hormones… Did you know that prenatal massage can help?

Receiving regular prenatal massage care can help release the tension in those ares so often effected by pregnancy and change in posture, such as the low back, hips, and legs.

Massage can also aid in regulation of hormones. It has been proven to increase the levels of dopamine and serotonin. These are hormones in the body that, when at low levels, can increase depression. Stress hormones, such as cortical and norepinephrine are reduced during massage. When these hormones are regulated, stress levels decrease and help you achieve a more restful sleep.

If you would like more information, we found this article very informative: http://americanpregnancy.org/pregnancyhealth/prenatalmassage.html

Thank you for visiting! We at Vinings Massage & Wellness wish you wellness.