PREGNANCY MASSAGE IN HONOLULU
Those who received massage at least twice a week for five weeks increased beneficial hormones including dopamine and serotonin while decreasing stress hormones such as norepinephrine (increases heart rate and blood pressure) and cortisol (a crucial hormone to protect overall health and well-being). This helps to boost mood and improve cardiovascular health contributing to an overall healthy pregnancy. Studies have shown that hormone levels linked with relaxation and stress are altered when massage therapy is introduced to a woman’s prenatal care.
Special care is taken into consideration for patients receiving prenatal massage. Clients will most likely be lying on their side and the therapist might use specifically designed pillows to help support their knees and feet.