As you soak your aching joints in sunshine and read this blog you're wondering why my point is. Point A) You may want to watch the foal-cam extra close tonight and B) how massage can help relieve the stresses of pregnancy.
For he lovely mares in your life massage is performed while they stand in their favorite stall and maybe munch a little hay. For those of us with two feet it's a bit more complicated. During a pregnancy massage you will always be placed in a semi-reclining or side-lying position supported by as many pillows as you desire.These positions relieve pressure that the fetus may cause on the aorta and restrict blood flow if you were to be placed on your back or lying face-down. Pillows will also be placed between your needs to help take the strain off of your low back.
In this case massage helps to relieve that pesky low back and hip pain caused by carrying a child. It can also relieve sciatica and help to improve your breathing. Massage is also very important for the mental well-being of the mother, it soothes and relaxes frazzled nerves and the constant worry pregnancy brings.
That is all for today's blog. Go out and enjoy the sunshine! I'm going to attack the flowerbeds!
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