Supporting the life of a growing baby is hard work!
During pregnancy our bodies are adapting and changing to carrying a load and sometimes they are taking a bit of a hammering.
It’s important to support your body through this process and massage is a great way to do this!
Massage Therapist Catherine Pearce is specifically trained in pregnancy massage and we have the equipment to make this a comfortable experience for you.
Pregnancy massage has many benefits to the mother and her baby, including:
- Soothing and relaxing nervous tension and anxiety
- Aiding circulation
- Assisting with increased fluid retention
- Relief of Carpel Tunnel symptoms
- Relief from headaches
- Alleviating common muscular discomforts caused by muscular changes and tension such as lower back pain, hip pain, upper back neck and shoulder pain.
- Most importantly massage offers a mother-to-be the time to embrace her pregnancy, rest, relax and recharge her body.
You can safely have a massage throughout your entire pregnancy, including from trimester one. The first trimester has numerous physiological changes occurring, and providing this nurturing massage support during this time can assist your body with these changes.
We have a variety of positions that can be used to ensure a safe and effective treatment for the mother and her baby, these include using a pregnancy belly pillow system and the side-lying position.
The first pregnancy massage consultation is just over an hour, this allows for a thorough health history and time to discuss your current pregnancy, massage time and after care.
We will email you a consent for and questionnaire to complete prior to your appointment or ask you arrive 10-15mins early to fill this out.
Please contact us before your treatment if you have of the following, our therapist may call to discuss and we may ask for medical clearance prior to your massage:
- High level of morning sickness
- Heart disease
- Hypertension (chronic & gestational)
- Risk or a history of miscarriages
- Cervical conditions
- Placenta Previa or abnormalities
- Blood clotting disorders
- History of pregnancy complications
- Foetal abnormalities
- Multiple births
- Kidney conditions
- Liver conditions