What is Pregnancy Massage?

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Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage is a combination of relaxation massage and deep tissue. The massage therapist adapts their techniques to address changes a woman goes through during her pregnancy.

For instance, in the early stages the therapist will work on relaxing the body and loosening the muscles related to stress and any niggling injuries the mother may have so these are not a concern in the later stages of the pregnancy.

In the second trimester, the therapist will change the technique to work on not only the upper body area but focus more on the lower body region, hips and legs.

As the pregnancy progress to the third trimester the treatment will accommodate more flowing movements to move any problematic fluid areas, focus on the lower body region to loosen tight muscles in preparation for the birth, and may also incorporate the arms, hands and feet in the cases of swelling.

Pregnancy Massage is just as important for mother as it is for the child.

Please discuss your needs with our massage therapists. They'll be happy to tailor a massage solution for you that is effective as well as addressing your individual ever changing needs during this amazing time of your life.

What Conditions Benefit from a Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy massage benefits the following conditions:

  • Stress and anxiety about the pregnancy
  • Sore back & hips
  • Headaches associated with Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy-related RSI
  • Pubic symphysis
  • Restless legs
  • Sleep deprivation and tiredness

How Does a Pregnancy Massage Help You?

Pregnancy massage helps you by targeting specific areas of the body that needs to be relaxed or allow more movement. As your body changes during this time, it is important to prepare the body and aid the changes instead of trying to fight it. Pregnancy is a joyful time in everyone's lives but it is also the most taxing on the body so it makes sense to keep your body moving and at optimal health during this time.

How Long Should You Book for a Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy massages are usually between 1 hour in the first two trimesters. Please discuss your pregnanacy ithe your massage therapist for the optimal duration during the final trimester.

What Frequency Works Best for a Pregnancy Massage?

While everyone’s needs will be a little different depending on your lifestyle, regular pregnancy massages work best when on a monthly cycle. This usually correlates to the babies “major growth cycle” in which the body goes through an enormous change.

For advice specific to your body’s needs, please ask your massage therapist how often you should have a massage to function optimally.

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