Pregnancy Remedial Massage Melbourne
Pregnancy is one of the most important times to listen to your body, and take care of it as best you can.
Receiving a massage during pregnancy allows you to stay healthy, pain-free, relaxed and active throughout your pregnancy, and it might even make labour easier.
This is one of the many types of massages offered at Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy.
What Is A Pregnancy Massage?
A pregnancy massage uses techniques specifically aimed at reducing the pain and discomfort associated with pregnancy, while also being mindful of keeping the baby safe. This type of massage is usually softer and uses less pressure, but still remains powerful and beneficial. Instead of lying on your stomach as you would during most regular massages, you could lie on your side or sit up to accommodate your bump, or even use a pregnancy remedial massage table that allows space for your stomach. Qualified professionals will adapt the techniques used to reduce risk to the baby and mother during the massage, avoiding certain techniques and utilising others that are safe and beneficial for pregnancy-related pains.
Benefits of Pregnancy Body Massage
A pregnancy body massage has many benefits. These include:
- Reduce levels of stress and anxiety
- Relieves pain in legs and back
- Improves quality of sleep
- Improves mood
- Promotes relaxation
- Reduces muscular discomfort, including cramps, stiffness, tension and knots
- Improves blood circulation
- Reduces swelling
- Prevents constipation
- Alleviates headaches
They might even make labour easier, by reducing the amount of time and pain relief required, as they relieve anxiety and pain and make contractions feel more manageable.
Limitations Of Pregnancy Massage
Even though getting a massage during pregnancy is generally safe, there are some limitations. The best thing to do to stay safe is to consult your doctor on whether they advise against it in your particular case. If your doctor agrees that it is safe, make sure to enlist the help of a licensed professional that is trained in pregnancy body massage specifically. It is extremely important to receive a massage from a qualified practitioner in order to reduce risk and receive safe, high-quality treatment. This is one of many reasons why Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy is a good choice. Our massage therapist is licensed and experienced in performing massages on pregnant women.
Speak To Pregnancy Massage Therapist Today
The first step in assisting your body during pregnancy is booking a consultation. This is an opportunity for you to express your concerns and goals to your physiotherapist, which they can use to diagnose you and create an appropriate plan. Other services we offer but not limited to are:
To ensure beneficial and safe treatment, book your pregnancy massage with Melbourne CBD Physiotherapy. You can do so using our online form or by calling us today. Read Less