Pregnancy is a time to be nurtured by trained hands
Come in and relieve some of the aches and pressures associated with pregnancy and enjoy an hour with our trained and skilled Massage Therapists.
Our thearpists understand the physiological changes you are going through both during and after pregnancy. The Massage is adapted to suit your needs by having you lie comfortably on your side, bolstered with pillows and massaged with pregnancy friendly oils.
Note: Treatment can only be performed within the 2nd and 3rd trimesters.
Benefits of pregnancy massage therapy include:
- Hormone regulation
Studies have shown that women who receive regular massage during pregnancy, hormone levels associated with relaxation and stress are altered and can lead to improved mood & cardiovascular health. These changes in hormone levels also led to fewer complications during birth. Evidence strongly suggests that maternal and new-born health benefits when therapeutic massage is incorporated into regular prenatal care.
- Reduction of swelling
Oedema, or swelling of the joints during pregnancy, is often caused by reduced circulation and increased pressure on the major blood & Lymph vessels by the heavy uterus. Massage helps to stimulate soft tissues to reduce collection of fluids in swollen joints, which also improves the removal of tissue waste, carried by the body’s lymph system.
- Improvement of nerve pain
Sciatic nerve pain is experienced by many women in late pregnancy as the uterus rests on muscles of the pelvic floor and lower back. The pressure of the uterus spreads tension to the muscles of the upper and lower leg causing them to swell and put pressure on nearby nerves.
Other potential benefits of prenatal massage:
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Reduced muscle tension and headaches
- Reduced stress and anxiety
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues and muscles
- Better sleep