Why massage your baby bump during pregnancy?

February 22, 2017

Treating your baby bump to a gentle massage using a nourishing belly oil has lots of benefits. Here are just a few:

  1. The hydrating qualities of Mama's Belly Rub Stretch Mark Oil soothe tightness, alleviate itchiness and moisturise dry skin without leaving a greasy residue behind.
  2. Daily massage also strengthens the maternal bond between mother and baby before the birth. It's the perfect opportunity speak to your baby and once you're in the final trimester, you're little one might even respond to your strokes with a little kick!
  3. Get your partner involved too! It can be tricky for dads to feel a part of your pregnancy because there's often little they can do to bear the brunt of all the nausea and exhaustion. However, dads can bond with the baby through massage too and you get to enjoy the luxury of a relaxing at-home spa treatment at the hands of your partner.
  4. Treating your skin to a gentle massage can help you to unwind at the end of a busy day, reduce mental stress and alleviate your anxieties. Take self-care seriously and make that five minutes of the day a special part of your daily routine.
  5. Moisturising regularly makes the skin feel suppler and reduces the risk of developing stretch marks as pregnancy develops. Try to moisturise your belly as early on in your pregnancy as you can to prep your skin for expansion. In fact, continue to massage your tummy after the birth too to encourage your skin to return to its pre-pregnancy state as swiftly as possible.

 

 

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