Pregnancy massage can be highly beneficial in any stage of pregnancy, providing both physical and psychological relief. It can help your body prepare for the many changes that occur and and can be especially helpful to ease discomfort when you can’t take regular pain relief.
Physical benefits of pregnancy massage can include:
Psychological benefits of pregnancy massage can include:
The Relaxin hormone helps prepare your pelvic muscles and tendons for pregnancy by relaxing them. This process can loosen the ligaments around the joints which can cause additional strain & tightness in the surrounding muscles, causing hip and low back pain. Massage can help by relaxing the muscles that tighten.
Some common conditions mothers to be visit our clinic for pregnancy acupuncture or pregnancy massage include:
Pain of neck and upper back in pregnancy is often an exacerbation of a previous condition that intensifies during pregnancy as the women’s posture changes. Especially relevant with neck and upper back pain is the increasing weight of a women’s breast throughout the pregnancy.
If you are experiencing neck and upper back pain we recommend treatment such as physio and massage regularly before baby is born as following the birth, breastfeeding can quickly turn any minor neck and back discomfort into a major problem.
Characterised by pain numbness affecting the thumb index finger and ring finger. Frequently occurring in later stages of pregnancy due to oedema in the hands. Numbness tingling burning sensation arise as a result of the median nerve being restricted as it asses through the carpal tunnel in the wrist. Wrist and forearm massage can alleviate this.
Painful leg cramps that occur at night are very common in the later stages of pregnancy, These cramps are thought to be the result of changing calcium and phosphorus levels circulating in the blood stream and the pressure of the uterus restricting venous blood return.
Bookings are available online - you can make an appointment here.
When is the best time to receive a pregnancy massage?
Massage can be applied at any stage of pregnancy with a therapist trained specifically in pregnancy massage.
How much is Pregnancy Massage at Gold Coast's Vyne Health?
$89 for an hour session. $139 for 90 mins (To book a 90 minute massage please email email@example.com or write to us here.
We look forward to seeing you in the clinic.
References: D,Betts,The Essential Guide to Pregnancy & Acupuncture in Childbirth 2006