Your body experiences major changes during pregnancy. Pregnancy massage may be able to help you with stress reduction, decreased arm and leg swelling, and ease muscle and joint pain. Massage can be particularly beneficial when medications and other medical options are less available. A massage therapist will place you in a comfortable position to receive this type of massage using specially designed massage pillows.
According to the American Massage Therapy Association in 2018, 19% of Americans received some type of massage. There are many reasons they do so. The health benefits of massage are being recognized by more people, especially the baby boomers. To relieve pain or heal injuries, as well as to treat certain conditions and promote overall wellbeing, they can choose from many massage types.
This type of therapeutic massage is similar to a Swedish massage, only the massage therapist uses heated stones in lieu of or in addition to their hands.