You are sheltering and nurturing precious new life which we appreciate as we work. Pregnancy or prenatal massage is highly specialised therapeutic bodywork that focuses on your specific needs as a mother-to-be while your body goes through dramatic and extraordinary changes through pregnancy.
Pregnancy or prenatal massage is usually a gentle remedial massage with a combination of flowing strokes and specific techniques to reduce fluid and relieve tight muscles as your body changes. Prenatal massage is performed by a trained professional pregnancy massage therapist using specific yet gentle techniques to benefit the mother-to-be.
Prenatal massage has many benefits. This specialised form of massage can reduce stress, relax muscles, reduce swelling in the arms and legs, reduce joint pain, improve sleep, and soothe. Pregnant women can begin prenatal massage at any point in their pregnancy – during the first, second, or third trimester. Although it is not recommended in the first 12 weeks while the foetus is still establishing itself in the womb.
Although if you 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 then it is recommended you wait until after the first 12 weeks for your first prenatal massage, after consultation with your physician.
Before commencing your treatment your pregnancy massage therapist will have a full understanding of your medical history and your customised requirements. The prenatal massage is performed with the mother-to-be in a fully supported position, lying on your side, with pregnancy pillows supporting your tummy to accommodate your body and to take the strain off your back.
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