Pregnancy massage, also known as prenatal massage, is a type of massage especially for pregnant women. During this massage, we will make you feel comfortable whilst working on whichever parts of the body she feels needs work.
Massage during pregnancy, though not recommended during the first trimester, can be very beneficial for expectant mothers.
Pregnancy Massage usually focuses on common bothersome areas during pregnancy: the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, ankles and feet. This massage is intended to help reduce the effects of common ailments associated with pregnancy.
The physical touch incorporated into pregnancy massage provides the mommy-to-be with the physical and emotional support that is needed during a time that can be extremely stressful.
Some of the benefits of prenatal massage include:
- Stress reduction with a relaxation massage
- An increase in blood circulation
- Decreased swelling in arms and legs
- Possible ease of labour pain and
- General relaxation/reduction of anxiety and depression
Our licensed massage therapists will take care to ensure that you are positioned correctly to maintain the safety and well-being of both you and your baby. They are well versed on the areas of the body that should not be massaged during pregnancy. Be sure to let us know if any of the music or scents in the room is disturbing to your senses, as they can easily be changed.
Women with certain health conditions may not be able to have a massage while they are pregnant. Therefore, it is very important that you consult with your physician before having a massage during pregnancy as they need to give you the okay before you make an appointment.
If your physician approves, we are able to see you in our clinic in Whangaparaoa on the Hibiscus Coast. Contact Rewind Massage Therapy Auckland today for a free consultation.