Pregnancy/Maternity

Pregnancy and heavy legs

There is a recurrent pattern in pregnant women: the heavy legs phenomenon. What causes it? There are several reasons for this.

Among the reasons that explain heaviness, there is the production of hormones that affects your blood circulation. Later in pregnancy, it is the increase in blood pressure resulting from the compression of the uterus on the venous system that causes this feeling of heaviness.

Other factors may aggravate it such as the number of pregnancies, the tendency to gain weight, genetic legacy, lack of physical activity, bad diet, etc. and you will understand that very few women can avoid swollen ankles and legs.

What can we do to help it?

There are many solutions to reduce and ease this heaviness in your legs:

  • Practice a soft physical activity like gym or swimming to help regulate venous return.
  • Watch your diet.
  • Get legs massage. It will help you relax, drain and improve your blood circulation. You will perceive the result at the end of the session and you will fine all the finesse that you’ve lost, even if it varies from one woman to another.

That’s it! You are now equipped to understand the problem.

Rachel et Hervé Senzeo
Massage therapists

Rachel and Hervé are massage therapists who graduated from the Kiné-concept Institute of Montreal (KCI) in kinetic Swedish massage. They are specialized in massage for pregnant women, chair massage, members of the F.Q.M, Founders of Senzeo massotherapie where they welcome you in the ideal environment to relax. Senzeo massotherapie 6571, Molson Street, Montreal. Phone: 514-764-4255 [email protected]


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