Hands to Heal Massage Therapy - Pregnancy Massage

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9.30am - 7.00pm

hands to heal massage therapy - pregnancy massage

*Pregnancy Massage Therapy is very safe from the Second Trimester - almost right up to birthing time, and beyond...    

Pregnancy massage at Hands to Heal Massage Therapy offers numerous benefits tailored specifically for expectant mothers.

Pregnancy Massage can help relieve back pain associated with muscular tension. Here are just a few of the other benefits prenatal massage has to offer. Increase in blood and lymph circulation, relieving edema or swelling which is done by stimulating circulation throughout the body. Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints. Promote more restful sleep

The Benefits of Pregnancy Massage Therapy:
  1. Relief from Pregnancy Discomforts: Pregnancy massage can alleviate common discomforts such as back pain, sciatic nerve pain, hip discomfort, and swelling in the legs and feet, helping expectant mothers feel more comfortable and relaxed.

  2. Stress Reduction: Pregnancy can be a stressful time, both physically and emotionally. Massage therapy promotes relaxation by reducing stress hormones like cortisol and increasing feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine, helping expectant mothers feel more at ease and calm.

  3. Improved Sleep Quality: Many pregnant women struggle with sleep disturbances due to discomfort and hormonal changes. Pregnancy massage can help improve sleep quality by promoting relaxation and reducing insomnia, allowing expectant mothers to get the rest they need for a healthy pregnancy.

  4. Enhanced Circulation: Massage therapy increases blood and lymph circulation, which can help reduce swelling, improve oxygen and nutrient delivery to the baby, and promote overall cardiovascular health for both mother and child.

  5. Preparation for Labour and Delivery: Pregnancy massage can help prepare the body for labor and delivery by promoting relaxation, reducing muscle tension, and increasing flexibility in the pelvis and surrounding muscles. This can potentially lead to shorter and more comfortable labor experiences.

  6. Emotional Support: Pregnancy can bring about a range of emotions, from excitement and joy to anxiety and fear. Massage therapy provides a nurturing and supportive environment where expectant mothers can relax, connect with their baby, and release any emotional tension they may be experiencing.

  7. Bonding Experience: Pregnancy massage offers an opportunity for expectant mothers to bond with their baby in a peaceful and calming environment. Many women find that massage therapy helps them feel more connected to their bodies and their growing baby, enhancing the pregnancy experience.

  8. Safe and Effective: Hands to Heal Massage Therapy provides experienced and qualified therapists who are trained in prenatal massage techniques. They understand the unique needs and considerations of pregnant women and can adapt the massage to ensure safety and comfort throughout the session.

Overall, pregnancy massage at Hands to Heal Massage Therapy offers a holistic approach to prenatal care, supporting expectant mothers physically, emotionally, and spiritually as they journey through pregnancy and prepare for the arrival of their new bundle of joy.

What Makes Pregnancy Massage Therapy Different:

Pregnancy massage at Hands to Heal Massage Therapy differs from therapeutic massage in several key ways, primarily due to the specialised techniques and considerations involved in working with expectant mothers:

  1. Focus on Pregnancy-Specific Concerns: Pregnancy massage is specifically tailored to address the unique needs and discomforts of pregnant women, such as back pain, sciatic nerve pain, hip discomfort, and swelling in the legs and feet. Therapists at Hands to Heal Massage Therapy are trained to modify techniques and positioning to accommodate the changing needs of pregnancy.

  2. Gentler Pressure: Pregnancy massage typically involves lighter pressure compared to therapeutic massage, especially in areas that may be more sensitive or prone to discomfort during pregnancy. This ensures the safety and comfort of both the mother and the baby.

  3. Specialised Positioning: Pregnancy massage often utilizes specialized positioning, such as side-lying or semi-reclined positions, to ensure the comfort and safety of the mother and baby. Therapists at Hands to Heal Massage Therapy are trained to use supportive cushions and props to facilitate proper positioning and alleviate pressure on the abdomen and other sensitive areas.

  4. Avoidance of Certain Techniques: Some massage techniques, such as deep tissue massage or certain pressure points, may be contraindicated during pregnancy due to the potential risk of stimulating uterine contractions or causing discomfort. Therapists at Hands to Heal Massage Therapy are knowledgeable about these contraindications and avoid using techniques that may pose a risk to the mother or baby.

  5. Emotional Support and Education: Pregnancy massage at Hands to Heal Massage Therapy provides not only physical relief but also emotional support and education for expectant mothers. Therapists may offer guidance on self-care techniques, relaxation strategies, and prenatal health and wellness, helping mothers feel more empowered and informed throughout their pregnancy journey.

Overall, pregnancy massage at Hands to Heal Massage Therapy is a specialized form of massage therapy that prioritizes the safety, comfort, and well-being of expectant mothers, providing gentle and nurturing care to support them during this transformative time in their lives.

Before signing up for a massage you might check in with your health care provider to be sure your doctor approves massage in your condition. Most physicians will gladly recommend a massage, but may recommend the massage therapist avoid massaging your lower back or abdomen.

Reflexology can be very beneficial during pregnancy and childbirth.

Postnatal Massage

Postnatal massage is the best way to care for yourself and your baby after birth. As a new mom, you need to take care of yourself while caring for your newborn. Prenatal massage can help you decrease the discomforts of afterbirth and help you relax and feel cared for during this intense time of your mothering journey. 

Postnatal Body Changes

hands to heal massage therapy - pregnancy massageYour body is now going through significant changes. During the first few weeks of postpartum, healing has to occur in the site within your uterus where the placenta was attached. This is an internal scar that slowly heals as the uterine size diminishes. As a result, you may be experiencing mild to severe cramping, and your pelvic floor may be very sore from an episiotomy or tearing. After birth not only your uterus, but your intestinal tract and urinary bladder have to regain their original positioning after being pushed to the side to make room for your growing baby. Your abdominal muscles may now be very relaxed and flaccid, you may feel especially weak and sore when attempting to sit up. During this time, your breasts become enlarged, sore, and sensitive as the milk ducts go into production. Breastfeeding can put strain on your back and shoulders.

Bodywork during the postpartum period can help with: Low back pain Neck and shoulder pain Scar healing Headaches Hand and wrist pain Postural dysfunctions Depression Weakness and fatigue Re-establishes pelvis structural integrity Supports healthy lactation Mum and baby bonding Reduces stress hormone's.

* There is information stating that Therapeutic Massage is generally safe during the First Trimester of your pregnancy. Hands to Heal Massage Therapy understands that with some other Massage Companies this may be the case, however we adhere too the gudielines of Massage New Zealand whom deem Pregnancy Massage Therapy is not 100% safe in the First Trimester!

Any Questions Please Contact Your Midwife or your Birthing Doctor/GP!
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