Shiatsu massage during pregnancy to relieve many symptoms or stimulate childbirth

Shiatsu massage uses the same principles as acupuncture to release vital energy, with the difference that it does not use needles but acupressure.

Shatsu is a traditional form of Japanese massage that has become famous all over the world.

Shiatsu is generally safe during pregnancy, although some precautions are important. Many acupressure points using this massage technique can actually stimulate the uterus and therefore during the first three months of pregnancy it must absolutely be practiced by experienced masseurs and naturally informed of your pregnant state, because there is a real risk of being able to cause a miscarriage.

Having said that, shiatsu is a panacea during pregnancy to relieve many annoying symptoms such as back pain, leg pain, constipation, heartburn, water retention, swelling and pain in the extremities.

Even one massage a week is enough to turn 9 months into a physically wonderful pregnancy. Many expert masseurs are also able to relieve the annoying nausea that can really make the day difficult in the first few months!

While extreme care must be taken not to stimulate the uterus in the first few months, these techniques can be very useful during labor or when the due date is past and the mother is eager to hug her baby. Shiatsu massage can in fact favor the onset of labor by intensifying the contractions of the uterus . Furthermore, this massage can also help the expectant mother to better cope with the whole labor.

Shiatsu massage is also very useful after childbirth. According to Japanese tradition, after a couple of weeks the shiatsu massage should be resumed to help the mother recover her strength, get back in shape and recover a state of well-being that is useful for her but also for the baby. Babies are happy in the arms of a happy mom!!!

Kathryn Barlow is an OB/GYN doctor, which is the medical specialty that deals with the care of women's reproductive health, including pregnancy and childbirth.

Obstetricians provide care to women during pregnancy, labor, and delivery, while gynecologists focus on the health of the female reproductive system, including the ovaries, uterus, vagina, and breasts. OB/GYN doctors are trained to provide medical and surgical care for a wide range of conditions related to women's reproductive health.

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