Pregnancy massage, The Bower at Broulee
Pregnancy massage, Bower Broulee via Batemans Bay
Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you’re carrying and you may find you’ve got an aching lower back.
Prenatal massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But it’s also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies, and therapists who are trained in prenatal massage adjust their techniques accordingly.
Specific and safe techniques are used in this massage to help you on your way with a safe and relaxed pregnancy. A definite must for all pregnant women. Specific areas are focused on to suit your needs and safe soothing oil blends will lift your spirits.
Massage provides many benefits for the pregnant woman. With extensive body changes and extra tension in the muscular-skeletal system, caused by hormones and a shift in your centre of gravity, having massages can potentially be the difference between a miserable pregnancy and having a great life experience.
Pregnancy massage (or prenatal massage) reduces peripheral swelling, helps to prevent insomnia, reduces muscle cramps and back pain, and soothes the nervous system.
Lying flat on your back during pregnancy can cause pressure on deep blood vessels, due to the growing baby, thereby reducing some circulation. To avoid this, pillows can be used to ensure that you are lying in a comfortable side-lying position. A specially designed pillow, also allows expectant mums to lie flat on their stomachs feeling relaxed and comfortable.
Our trained prenatal massage therapists know where a pregnant woman’s sore spots are likely to be and may be able to provide some relief. (She’ll also know which areas and techniques to avoid.) Still, it’s important to communicate with her and tell her where you need attention. Let her know right away if anything during the massage – including your positioning – is causing you any discomfort.
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