Pregnancy Massage

Our Pregnancy Massage Services

Pre and Post Natal Massage

You know you need to be strong and healthy to feel great (and be great) for your new baby.   We specialize in working with women through all stages of pregnancy and after delivery. We are here to help make your life a little easier!  We offer you Pre and Post Natal Massage.

The female body undergoes many changes during pregnancy, some of them very stressful and uncomfortable.  Massage is a perfect combatant for the majority of discomforts these changes effect.

As a woman’s body changes, so do her need for a different type of massage. Our therapists can focus on getting in deep to break up your tight knots, reduce the aching legs and feet cramps, and re-align your sore back through pregnancy massage. (Also called Prenatal massage).

Or the focus of the session may be to increase your relaxation so you can get a good night’s sleep. When you are under stress your body produces stress hormones, which travel directly through your blood to your baby. We will aid in reducing your stress level, thereby reducing the number of these hormones in your blood stream. Pregnancy massage will also increase the oxygen to you and your baby through the increased circulation and by focusing on awareness on your breathing.

For your comfort, we have a special support pregnancy body cushion, which allows you to lie on your side supported with this wonderful cushion. We don’t endorse the tables with holes in them due to the fact they can’t be sized to your belly and therefore can do harm by stretching the ligaments supporting your uterus.

Can we advise you on proper exercises to carry you through your pregnancy?  You do need to set up a routine to strengthen your back, legs, and arms to provide for an easier labor and delivery? If you are in good shape and strong you’ll be well prepared for lifting and carrying baby once you’ve given birth!

Benefits Of Pre-Natal Massage

  • Eliminates build-up of lactic acid and other waste products through the lymphatic and circulatory system
  • Aids in waste elimination to control onset of varicose veins
  • Eases the load on the client’s heart and helps keep blood pressure in check
  • Eases muscle discomforts such as cramping, backaches, tension and muscle knots
  • Relieves depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
  • Improves general blood circulation delivering more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both the mother and the fetus
  • Soothes and relaxes the nervous system

Post Natal Massage

First and foremost Post Natal massage can assist in faster healing and recovery after birth. The rectus abdominus (abdominal muscles), which has been stretched and somewhat separated by the distension of the abdomen during pregnancy, heals and returns to normal much faster when massage techniques are applied after birth.

Additionally, postnatal massage helps with reducing stress hormones, relieving postpartum depression/anxiety, and help get you in shape mentally and physically for the joys and challenges of child rearing.

 

To set an appointment, please visit our Melbourne center, or contact us by telephone. We look forward to meeting you soon.