Pregnancy Massage is a wonderful treatment to receive – relaxing, pain relieving, comfortable and peaceful.
For first time mums, it is a welcome relief to have somewhere they can rest and receive a nurturing treatment along with helpful advice.
You can have a pregnancy massage safely from pre-conception to birth. We recommend once a month, but we work with whatever suits our clients needs.
We massage you on your side, with a pregnancy MUMU support pillow for your tummy and we ensure you are very comfortable and cosy. This way we ensure the baby is comfortable and we can access your hips, back, shoulder blades and neck with ease and relief for you.
Some of the benefits are as follows:
- Improvement in circulation – for mother and baby, helping ensure that the nutrients are getting to you and your baby, as well as detoxifying both (or all) of you more effectively
- Reduction in anxiety levels
- Relief of lower back pain as well as leg and hip pain
- Reduction in calf cramps
- Improved sleep quality
- Relief of headaches and sinus congestion
- Reduction in nausea
It may also assist in the reduction of elevated blood pressure.
Pregnancy massage is a safe, pleasant, non-invasive therapy that has a range of positive health implications for both mother and child – due to the reduction in anxiety levels alone.
We can help concerning pre-natal care and advice on supplements to ensure the correct macronutrients are being taken for the best and healthiest outcome for you and your baby.
Touch is one of the most frequently and consistently proven methods of relaxation and healing, resulting in improved moods, health and wellbeing.
Hicaps and Health Fund rebates available.
1. A randomised controlled group of 26 pregnant women were given either relaxation therapy or massage therapy twice a week for 5 weeks.
The group receiving massage reported a reduction in anxiety, improved mood, better sleep quality and reduction in back pain. Urinary stress hormone levels were also decreased. (Field, Hernandez-Reif, Theakston et al :1999, Journal of psychosomatic obstetrics and gynaecology).
2. A randomised controlled study of 84 women suffering from depression were recruited during 2nd trimester of pregnancy and given either massage therapy twice weekly, progressive muscle relaxation, or standard prenatal care for a16 week period.
The women receiving massage reported an immediate decrease in anxiety, depression, leg and back pain, and also had better neo-natal outcomes – (including decreased incidence of prematurity and low birth weight babies) – than those in the other two groups. Reduction in urinary levels of cortisol and norepinephrine were also observed. (Field, Diego, Hernandez-Reif: 2004, ibid).