Types Of Massage Treatment

Pregnancy Massage

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During your pregnancy, there will be many physical and emotional changes. The body has to adjust to a laxity of the ligaments, extra weight and a shift in the centre of gravity as well as changes to the circulatory, respiratory and muscular systems. Pregnancy massage at Your Health Domain North Sydney and Sydney CBD is a beautiful, natural therapy which can relieve many of the physical ailments often not alleviated by traditional medicines, as well as minimising the negative effects of stress on you and your baby.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

  • Improves circulation, enhancing supply of nutrients and oxygen around the body.
  • Reduces lymph pooling around the feet and ankles.
  • Reduces muscular tension and pain.
  • Promotes relaxation, minimising the negative effects of stress on the mother and baby.
  • Enhances the mother's body awareness during pregnancy and birth.
  • Improves respiratory function.

What to Expect during your Pregnancy Massage
The massage therapist will first devise a therapy plan according to you, your stage of pregnancy, body responses and any relevant information specific to your pregnancy.

Your therapist will take a little extra time to position you comfortably for the massage which may be side-lying with pillows to support the belly, lying in one of our specially designed belly pillows, or in a semi-reclining position. She will also use extra towels or a blanket to make sure you are comfortably covered.

The pressure is generally softer and the massage strokes gentle and slow. All of the work done on specific body systems, is relaxing and the mothers quite often fall asleep. The main areas of the body the massage therapist will work on are the back, neck, feet and legs. We can also massage the belly or show you how to do so. It is safe and is a great way to settle the baby in the womb.

Our Pregnancy massage therapists Zuzana and Rachael work very closely with the Your Health Domain Physiotherapy team, so if required, you can be referred on to one of our physiotherapists for treatment of specific pregnancy-related problems such as pubic symphysitis, lower back pain and incontinence. Your physiotherapist will also give you advice on stretching and exercising safely during your pregnancy.

Frequently asked Pregnancy Massage questions
1. At what stage of my pregnancy can I start having massage?
It is safe to have regular massage throughout your entire pregnancy.

2. How often should I have a massage?
In order to maximise results, it is recommended at least once a month in your 1st and 2nd trimesters. Then fortnightly to weekly in your 3rd trimester as this is when you are feeling the main effects of your pregnancy. Naturally this varies from mother to mother. Your therapist will assist in creating the best treatment plan for you and your baby.

3. Do I need to be referred by my Doctor for Pregnancy Massage?
No, Massage Therapists are first contact practitioners however we will liase with your GP or Obstetrician if you would like us to or if the need arises.

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