Throughout pregnancy, your body goes through significant changes. Some of these can be uncomfortable, stressful, and at times painful. Our remedial massage therapists individually tailor the treatment to each expecting mother using organic oils and pregnancy pillows. It is also a beneficial treatment at a time when you can’t use some medicines.
10 Benefits of Pregnancy Massage:
1. Reduces musculoskeletal tension on stressed muscles and joints:
Common pain during pregnancy includes the lower back, ankles, pelvis, shoulders and neck caused by changes in posture, weight bearing and muscle imbalance and weakness. Massage can help relax tense muscles and loosen over-toned muscles - allowing more natural movement and sleep much more comfortable.
2. Improves range of motion:
Tight muscle can limit movement. Restoring muscular integrity can help to improve flexibility, which is helpful especially during the last trimester.
3. Decreases oedema:
Reduce swelling in hands, feet and legs.
4. Lessen sciatica (lower back) pain:
Irritation or compression of the sciatic nerve is widespread in pregnancy and can result in pain, numbness, tingling and burning sensation changes starting in the gluteal region and referring down the back of the leg to the feet. If muscular in origin (piriformis syndrome) massage can help by decreasing the tightness in the muscles around the lower back and glutes, which helps to reduce the irritation or compression of the nerve.