During pregnancy the women’s body goes through many physical and emotional changes, Pregnancy massage is a great way to promote wellbeing.
Massage therapy can be administered safely throughout each trimester. Treatments are specifically tailored to each client, taking into consideration the patients symptoms and which trimester they are in.
Studies have shown that pregnancy massage can help improve sleep patterns, reduce oedema (swelling), stabilise hormonal changes and blood pressure, increase relaxation, reduce anxiety, and create and strong mother baby connection. As well as ease any common joint or muscular pain felt throughout pregnancy.
How massage therapy can help:
- Massage increases lymphatic and circular system efficacy, which allows any waste products to be removed. It can help with fatigue and allow the mother to feel more energetic. Also, easing circulation may take the load of the mother’s heart which will help keep her blood pressure within healthy regulations. Increasing circulation helps bring more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both the mother and foetus. This creates a nourishing environment for the baby and less fatigue on the mother.
- Massage gives relief of any normal musculoskeletal discomforts that may occur throughout pregnancy. Such as back ache, leg cramps, swollen ankles and feet, headaches and stiff neck. By allowing muscles to relax it also increases muscle flexibility.
- Massage relieves depression or anxiety that may be caused by hormonal changes. It stimulates glandular secretion which then helps stabilise hormone levels. Massage promotes relaxation of nervous tension, this can help the mother sleep better and more deeply.
You can contact us if you would like any more information on our pregnancy massages or call (03) 9762 9478 to book an appointment with Nat.