Pregnancy and Massage

17/08/13

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Pregnancy is about health and wellbeing and all the changes that occur in a women’s body as a new life is forming – and massage is about promoting a healthy pregnancy and providing support to the expectant mother because the demands on her are great, physically and mentally.

The benefits of massage during pregnancy vary from relaxation of the body, mind and spirit to boosting the energy. Massage improves the blood and lymphatic fluid circulation and so helping in the management of fatigue, varicose veins and legs swelling. It also helps in the relief of back pain and the often associated sciatica pain due to the shift in the mother’s centre of gravity.

After birth, mother and baby can both benefit from a massage. Lymphatic drainage massage can help maintain circulation, prevent swelling, as LDM assist in hormones regulation and removal of wastes and toxins in the body. Massage can also speed up healing, improve sleep and breastfeeding.

Pregnancy and childbirth are natural and massage is about assisting you during this exciting and sometimes challenging time. Should you be unsure as to the safety of a massage during your pregnancy, please talk to your doctor or midwife, call us on 3264 6698

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