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Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy Massage provided to relieve pain and discomfort through out all stages of pregnancy.Prenatal Massage is a safe and highly effective tool for pain relief, promoting relaxation and increasing energy levels in all stages of pregnancy. Pregnancy is a period of many changes; a woman’s entire body adapts to a new life growing within.  Most of these changes are welcomed and enjoyable, although some may be uncomfortable and not as pleasant.  Dealing with the news of an addition to the family can be a positive change but also a stressful one.  The tension caused by stress, along with the physical changes of pregnancy, can exhaust your energy levels.  Most mothers continue to work full time into their final weeks of their last term.  A regular massage through out pregnancy can help relieve physical and emotional tension, improve sleep and boost energy levels.

 

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage include:

  • Decrease pain and discomfort in your muscles and joints that must support extra weight
  • Reduce muscle cramps
  • Improve mood
  • Improve circulation
  • Stimulate the lymph system and boost immunity
  • Reduce excess fluid retention
  • Aid in reducing stress

There are a number of adaptations to pregnancy massage compared to regular Massage Therapy treatments.  Certain areas are avoided at specific times depending on the stage of pregnancy.  Joint mobilizations techniques are omitted due to joint laxity.  Also, during the final stages of pregnancy, all treatments are performed in sidling.  It is advisable that receiving Massage on a table with a hole in the centre to allow women to lie on their stomach should be AVOIDED as this will escalate low back injuries and pain.  Blood pressure is also monitored regularly.

Its advisable to find a suitable RMT that has additional training or extensive clinical experience when treating pregnancy. Our team of Massage Therapists at Ohana Wellness Clinic are fully trained to provide safe and effective massage treatments during pregnancy. Massage Therapy is an excellent method of pain relief without the use of medication and is perfectly safe for Mom and baby.

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Prenatal Massage October 28, 2011