What is a Pregnancy Massage?
Pregnancy massage specifically adapted for your pregnancy
Feel peaceful, rejuvenated & free from those pregnancy aches & pains
Pregnancy massage provides relief from:
• Back pain
• Carpal tunnel
• Achy feet
• Joint pain
• Anxiety & depression
What It Does
Anyone who’s ever had a professional massage (whether pregnant or not) knows that both body and mind feel better after a rubdown. Massage can reduce stress hormones in your body and relax and loosen your muscles.
It can also increase blood flow, which is so important when you’re pregnant, and keep your lymphatic system working at peak efficiency, flushing out toxins from your body.
It reconnects your mind with your body, a connection that’s comforting. BOOK HERE…
During pregnancy, regular prenatal massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain, leg cramping, and sciatica. Additionally, it can reduce swelling in your hands and feet (as long as that swelling isn’t a result of preeclampsia), relieve carpal tunnel pain, and alleviate headaches and sinus congestion — all common pregnancy problems. Massage may also lift depression without the use of medication, according to some scientific studies.
What You Need to Know About Massage During Pregnancy
If you are in the second half of your pregnancy, don’t lie on your back during your massage; the weight of your baby and uterus can reduce circulation to your placenta and create more problems than any massage can cure. The good news is that I have a special massage table suitable for mums to be. Which will make the experience safer and more comfortable.
Some things to keep in mind:
- After the fourth month of pregnancy, lying flat on your back can cause pressure on important blood vessels, so ask your therapist to use pillows that allow you to face the wall rather than the ceiling.
- Ask for an unscented lotion or oil (not only might the strong fragrance turn you off, but some aromatherapy oils can stimulate uterine contractions).
Reflexology, a therapy in which pressure is applied to specific areas of the feet, hands, and ears, can work wonders on swollen, tired tootsies and reduce overall stress. Be certain, however, that your therapist is knowledgeable about pregnancy since pressure applied to certain areas (such as the area between the anklebone and heel) can trigger contractions. Read more here if you want some reassurance.
I will customise this 60-minute treatment to your needs helping to relieve tension and soothe the aches and pains of your individual pregnancy. Arrange an appointment today or even just to enquire about the Prenatal Massage. We can have a chat and find out if it is suitable for you. My massage studio at Flinders View in Ipswich is conveniently located with easy parking for your next pregnancy massage.