Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage in Wollongong and Sutherland

Pregnancy is a very crucial stage for any woman, and all expectant mothers deserve the best care they can get during this period. This is because the mother’s physical and mental state has a direct effect on the state of the unborn child, and some effects can be carried on, even after birth. It is during the pregnancy period that a mother creates a strong bond with their unborn child.

However, it is important to point out that pregnancy comes with a lot of physical and mental duress to the mother. The duress is caused by the hormonal imbalances and other body adjustments being made to accommodate the developing child in the womb. Some of the common adjustments include a change in how hormones are released, largening of the stomach which creates a shift in the mother’s center of gravity and increased pressure on the joints and muscles as they stretch to accommodate the baby.

Considering all the changes that a woman goes through during pregnancy, proper pregnancy care is a must. When talking about good pregnancy care, Pregnancy massage plays a significant role. It has a therapeutic effect on the mother and helps the mother adapt and tolerate the sudden changes in her body.

It is important to note that pregnancy massage is quite different from other types of massage, and great care should be taken when administering it because of the high risks involved. When some points around the wrists are stimulated, they can cause contractions, putting the mother under great pain. Be sure your therapist is qualified to perform Pregnancy Massage.

Benefits of pregnancy massage

It boosts circulation

During pregnancy, the channel of circulation increases as the mother has to also supply the fetus with nutrients and oxygen. Massage boosts oxygen and nutrient transportation in the body which ensures that both the mother and the child stay healthy. Proper circulation protects the mother from forming varicose veins which cause a lot of pain.

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It softens thoracic muscles

Muscles found around the lungs, and the entire thoracic cavity tends to stiffen during pregnancy which creates breathing problems and discomfort. With pregnancy massage in Wollongong and Sutherland, the muscles are relaxed, ensuring that there is enough room for breathing.

Helps in hormonal regulation

It is important to note that during a massage session, lower stress hormones like norepinephrine and cortisol are produced. Pregnancy massage then increases the production of serotonin, which helps help to regulate the mood of the mother. It is important to understand that when serotonin levels drop, there are higher chances of a pregnant mother to plunge into depression. However, with the best pregnancy massage, these hormones are regulated, which reduces any complications during childbirth.

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Stimulation of the nervous system

Massage has always been known to bring a calm effect on those being massaged. You will be able to sleep better and without anxiety which is crucial for the healthy growth of your baby and you.

Treatment of pain around the hip and lower side of the back

It is important to note that during pregnancy, your body has to release Relaxin which is responsible for the relaxation and softening muscles. The softening and relaxation of ligaments allow the pelvic region to expand for easy childbirth but also causes stress on the pelvis and lower back. You can visit a massage therapist to have your muscles worked on during pregnancy so that the stress on the pelvis region is reduced.

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Are there situations that may force you to avoid pregnancy massage?

Though pregnancy massage has immense benefits, there are times when you should avoid the activity entirely and such times include:

  • When you suffer from pregnancy-induced hypertension.
  • If you start experiencing severe headaches after a massage session, also, if you feel sick or do not enjoy the session, it is advisable to stop getting the massage. Remember the goal of going for pregnancy massage, is to get a better feeling and any result contrary to that should indicate to you that it is not working and you should stop.
  • When your maternal caregiver advises you to do so, this can be the situation if the specialist sites high risk of having a miscarriage, and this is usually during the first trimester.
  • If you fall under the high-risk pregnancy group.

Your qualified and experienced therapist will be sensitive to any of these issues and will not take any risks with these. We want you to have the most relaxing and enjoyable pregnancy massage with us so we will ask you to be sure you are not in any high risk situation.