During pregnancy, massage can help
relieve loosened joints and tendons that occur due to hormonal changes. As the
baby grows, the skin on the abdomen tightens and a woman’s center of gravity
shifts due to their expanding belly. As result, women tend to lean backwards
during pregnancy, which causes increased strain on the spine, ligaments, joints
and muscles. This often results in low back pain, which can radiate to the leg.
Prenatal massage can alleviate these symptoms and promote general well-being.