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Why have a Shiatsu massage while pregnant?

Here are top ten reasons to have a Shiatsu massage while pregnant:

  1. Massage helps eliminate waste through the lymphatic and circulatory system, therefore reducing fatigue and increasing energy.
  2. Aids circulation and reduces the work load on the heart which assists in keeping blood pressure in check.
  3. Shiatsu stimulates glandular functions which stabilize hormones .
  4. Shiatsu relieves the normal discomforts of pregnancy—backache, leg cramps, headaches and edema and swelling.
  5. Shiatsu increases circulation which brings more oxygen and nutrients to cells (thereby reducing varicose veins) and to your baby’s cells providing your baby with better nourishment.
  6. Shiatsu soothes and relaxes nervous tension which helps you to sleep better.
  7. Doctors and midwives agree that a relaxed mother will have a healthier pregnancy.
  8. Massage relaxes tense muscles and tones loose muscles.
  9. Cramping, knots, tension, tightening, stiffness and muscular discomfort can be alleviated with massage.
  10. Back labor can be relieved with proper massage techniques to the sacrum area.

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