Pregnancy Massage

What is it?

Pregnancy massage is a version of remedial massage that is adapted to suit the specific needs of expectant mothers.

A woman’s body undergoes many physical changes during pregnancy, some of which can cause you pain and discomfort. Through a thorough understanding of how these changes influence the musculoskeletal system, we can help to eliminate and relieve some of your symptoms and complaints that you may experience as you move through the positive physiological effects of pregnancy.

 

Can I still lay on my stomach?

Absolutely, We utilise The Belly Pillow® which accommodates a growing tummy and allows mums-to-be the opportunity to safely receive treatment in a face-lying position. Pregnancy treatments may also be conducted side-lying, or in a seated position if the client prefers.

 

Why do people get pregnancy massage?

Pregnancy massage is available to women throughout all stages of pregnancy and is beneficial for women who are seeking pain relief or those simply integrating massage into their pregnancy as a healthy initiative.

Pregnancy massage is highly effective in the relief of

  • Headaches

  • Pain due to altered biomechanics (walking/standing patterns)

  • Relieves muscle spasms and cramps

  • Sciatic pain

  • Lower back pain

  • Instability and pinching around the lower back

  • Swelling and fluid retention

  • Lack of sleep

Pregnancy massage also:

  • Increases blood flow and lymphatic circulation

  • Increases breathing capacity, both posturally and mechanically

  • Improves muscle pliability and joint flexibility

  • Reduces stress and calms nervous system irritability

Can I receive a massage during the 1st Trimester?

It is possible to receive a massage while you are in your first trimester provided that your pregnancy is considered ‘normal’ and you do not have any known risk factors that classify you as high risk, such as pre-eclampsia, diabetes, high blood pressure, severe morning sickness or previous history of miscarriage.

What can I expect in a pregnancy massage?

Initial pregnancy appointments are 1 hour in duration (minimum) and will include:

  • History and assessment.

  • Hands on treatment.

  • Recommendations for home care, such as stretches (if applicable).

Subsequent appointments may be shorter (30mins or 45mins), however the majority of our pregnant ladies feel that the best results are achieved after 60 minutes, or longer, of treatment.

Many ladies comment on just how wonderful  they feel it is to lay face down!

 

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