Prenatal Massage

Pregnancy is a glorious journey, one filled with hope and love and trepidation. It’s a special time, a whole nine (ten) months where you can celebrate the miracle of being the Bringer of Life.   You are a goddess, the gateway of existence, a vessel of pure treasure.

But…

Let’s all take a moment to appreciate how much of an effort it is to grow a baby.  Things swell, joints ache, muscles cramp, you get kicked and pummelled, and if the heartburn doesn’t kill you, then needing to pee twenty times in the night just might finish you off.

Pregnancy Massage

You need special care when you’re pregnant.  That’s where we can help.

Prenatal Massage incorporates both remedial and relaxation techniques to ease some the aches and pains caused by the pressures of pregnancy, providing a multitude of benefits for both mother and baby.

Massage reduces peripheral swelling, soothes the nervous system, helps to prevent insomnia, muscle cramps and back pain, and can help reduce stress and anxiety.

Regular massage throughout the pregnancy is also said to shorten labour time and help with the return to optimal fitness after birth.

And wouldn’t we all love a shorter labour time.

You should take care during the first trimester, but Prenatal Massage is beneficial throughout your whole pregnancy, including in the months after you’ve had your baby.  Let’s face it, you’ve now got a tiny bundle that weighs a few kilos that you’re going to be juggling on a permanent basis, so your neck and shoulders are going to get tense.

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Your Prenatal Massage at Fluid Health

If you’re not already a client of ours receiving regular massages, we’d want you to take care during your first trimester.  You wouldn’t want to start doing something new and different in the first delicate stages, so just take care of yourself and relax.  In the second trimester, we can treat you to a beautiful and very therapeutic massage.

We have a special pregnancy mat that we can set up on our massage tables that will allow you to lie on your stomach without any discomfort. The mat looks like a normal massage table, except with an egg-shaped dip where your belly will go.  If you prefer, we can perform the massage with you lying on your side, which is also very relaxing. Once the pregnancy is advanced, however, we discourage you from lying on your back as this may cause pressure on deep blood vessels.

Our massage therapist will then perform a relaxing and therapeutic massage treatment based on your needs and comfort level.  You’ll walk out feeling a million bucks!

So take care of yourself during this special time.  Call us on 03 99391133 or click here to book a pregnancy massage now.

Maria Savva“Regular treatment during pregnancy has meant my body has been able to cope with all these changes, including minimising the usual aches and pains associated with pregnancy. It makes me feel mobile and ‘normal’.”   – Maria Savva, 36 weeks.