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The Benefits of a Pregnancy Massage

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A pregnancy massage is a therapeutic massage that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes throughout her pregnancy. Quite simply it is essential in enhancing the function of muscles and joints, improves circulation and general body tine, and relieves mental and physical fatigue.  It is recommended to receive consistent massages throughout the pregnancy. Here are the top benefits: 

  1. Enhances circulation of blood - massages enhance circulation, which provides more oxygen and nutrients both to mom and baby. 
  2. Calms nervous system - through promotion of parasympathetic system, both mom and baby are in relaxation response through release of endorphins.
  3. Alleviation of stress on our weight- bearing joints surfing the pregnancy
  4. Stabilization of hormones - there is an increase of hormones during pregnancy, which causes moods to fluctuate. Massage can stabilize hormones and help with overall mood. 

 

We often get asked recommendations on where to get a pregnancy massage. Enter the Miraj Hammam Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto. This 5 star spa is tucked away on the 5th floor of the hotel and when found you will soon discover it is a hidden gem! the Moroccan inspired spa is notable for being one of two in North America to Partner with the French skincare brand Caudalie