Most people enjoy human touch. A touch can that can convey comfort, love, awareness and many other sensations. It can also help alleviate aches and pains.
All of these are of benefit, especially when you are pregnant.
Massage during pregnancy differs from a regular massage in a couple of ways. The biggest way it differs is that the person receiving the massage is pregnant, and therefore knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman are very important. This means that positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well-being of both the mother and the baby.
Some massage techniques, such as deep tissue work, should be avoided. There are also parts of the body that should not be massaged during pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage is beneficial during any stage > pre-natal, during birth, post-natal (when breast feeding)
A Pregnancy Massage Can Have These Benefits:
- Redeuce and relieve stress
- Alleviate pain caused by muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, particularly in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs.
- Reduce swellings by increasing blood and lymph circulation
- Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints.
- Ease the pain of labor.
- Increase the pliability of skin and the underlying tissues
Who do I go to for pregnancy massage in Ipswich?
Look for a massage therapist in Ipswich who is certified in pregnancy massage.
That means that the therapist has had specialized training in pregnancy massage, and knows what is safe for the mother and the baby.
Many massage therapists do not recommend massage in the first trimester.
Also, women with certain health conditions may not be able to have pregnancy massage.
It’s best to consult your doctor and a certified pregnancy massage therapist.
We have several massage therapists at Bremer Chiropractic who are experienced with massage during pregnancy. You may also be interested in visiting one of our chiropractors who also have a great deal of experience with chiropractic during pregnancy.
(07) 3812 7118 if you live around Ipswich and would like our help.