Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage from Body Flow Massage

By: Body Flow Massage  04-Nov-2014
Keywords: Back Pain, Remedial Massage, Massage Services

So you're expecting a baby and would like a massage ? Great idea ! As long as you have clearance from your doctor, regular massage during pregnancy can: help with relaxation and stress management improve blood and lymph circulation and help reduce oedema help reduce pain help to minimise varicose veins help reduce blood pressure relieve muscular fatigue, cramping and contraction help improve energy levels help minimise stretch marks reduce depression and anxiety During your 1st Trimester (weeks 1 - 13): You may experience one or a number of the following: nausea or 'morning sickness' mood swings breast tenderness constipation loss of or altered appetite musculoskeletal aches and pains Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, all massage positions are fine during this stage. You may wish to: adjust your positioning or request extra cushioning for tender breasts empty your bladder prior to your massage have extra cushioning under your knees when facing up to reduce strain on your lower back schedule your massage at a time of day when you're feeling at your most energetic and least likely to feel nauseous *Caution: The risk of miscarriage is highest during the 1st trimester of pregnancy. If you have a history of difficult pregnancy, miscarriage or complications associated with pregnancy, ensure you have medical clearance prior to having a massage. During your 2nd trimester (weeks 14 - 26): You may experience: differing emotional response to a changing body shape weight gain varicose veins haemorrhoids stretch marks abdominal pain gastric reflux musculoskeletal aches and pains flatulence constipation * After week 13, it's recommended that you don't spend more than 5 minutes of your massage time lying on your back and after week 22, it's not recommended at all. Instead a semi-reclining position is used after week 22. A supported side-lying position is also recommended for women in their 2nd trimester. Here, cushions can be positioned to support the head and neck, as well as between the knees and feet. During this time it's advised not to have any deep work done over or around the abdominal area and legs. Be sure to communicate to your therapist if you are feeling nauseous, so that rocking movements can be avoided. Please also tell the therapist if you have any varicose veins. During your 3rd Trimester (weeks 27 - 39+): You may experience: weight gain varicose veins haemorrhoids stretch marks abdominal pain gastric reflux musculoskeletal aches and pains flatulence difficulty with breathing oedema or fluid retention increased frequency of urination * During this stage be sure to inform your therapist if you are suffering from symphysis pubis and any other ailments that may warrant extra cushioning. It's recommended that women who are in their 3rd trimester are placed in a semi-reclined or side-lying position for their massage. BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT BODY FLOW MASSAGE NOW: 0437 620 986

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