Our local massage therapists from Lilydale and surrounds have continued further education into therapeutic pregnancy and relaxation massage and are insured to treat pregnant women. Many other local clinics have no additional pregnancy training and in some instance, no massage training at all.
Massage can be performed side-lying or on our pregnancy pillow
We have a pregnancy pillow which allows pregnant women to lay on their stomach even in late pregnancy if they are comfortable to do so. This can be of huge relief for many women, taking significant pressure off the lower back and anterior pelvic structures.
Research suggests massage therapy performed during pregnancy can decrease tension associated with anxiety, relieve muscular aches and joint pain and may assist with labour outcomes and newborn health.
Relieve aches and pains
Treatment may assist in many common discomforts associated with skeletal and circulatory changes bought on by hormonal fluctuations in pregnancy. Additionally it can be used to reduce swelling and improve discomfort associated with nerve pain, while improving sleep quality.
Many of our clients utilise a combination of care with the support and assistance of our Osteopaths and massage therapists to feel nurtured, supported and well taken care of during this special time of life.
There is no research evidence to suggest that massage treatment or other manual therapy can stimulate or cause miscarriage, however if you have any concerns, you are welcome to wait until 12 weeks to have an appointment.
Women with the following conditions should speak with their health care provider such as their doctor or obstetrician or alternatively to one of our Osteopaths prior to pregnancy massage:
– High risk pregnancy
– Elevated blood pressure
– Previous pre-term labour
– Experiencing severe swelling
– Sudden severe onset headache
– Recently gave birth
Any woman who has experienced preterm contractions or consistent Braxton-Hicks contractions should alert our massage therapists so they can tailor the treatment to avoid stimulating specific pressure points.
If you are from Lilydale or Yarra Ranges, please contact us at any time should you have any questions regarding therapeutic and relaxing pregnancy massage treatment.