An exciting and important time in a mother-to-bes life is the arrival of her baby. However with the rush of everyday life and the preparations the body makes for the growing baby, can cause some aches and pains during the pregnancy. This is why more women are getting regular pregnancy massage treatments.
Certified as a Practitioner of Pregnancy Massage by Pregnancy Massage Australia, Inner Healing Massage have the right knowledge to assist you throughout your pregnancy from first trimester through to Labour preparations and ongoing to postnatal care.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
Mother baby connection
Eases back, shoulder, neck pain as well as all muscular conditions
Improved sleep pattern
Reduction of swelling
Improved muscular laxity during body changes
Stabilises hormonal changes and blood pressure
Some frequently asked questions with answers related to pregnancy massage…
Anytime throughout your pregnancy! Even during your first trimester all the way to the day of going into labour. It is a misconception that pregnancy massage should only be preformed after the 14th week of pregnancy. Some therapists do not like to treat pregnant women during the first trimester due to nausea and positioning of the massage treatment. As a qualified Practitioner of Pregnancy Massage, we have the knowledge to safely perform a massage on any women during her pregnancy.
The first trimester of pregnancy you are still able to comfortably lie on your stomach with some pillows to support you if needed. During the second and third trimester you will be positioned on your side, covered by a sheet and supported by pillows so you are able to completely relax and not have to hold yourself up. You will be amazed at how comfortable you will feel supported on your side during the massage!
If you have had any of the listed conditions below, please seek advise from your doctor, obstetrician or midwife prior to getting a massage. This is just to make sure that the massage will be safe for you and your baby.
- Multiple pregnancy
- Previous pregnancy complications
- Vaginal bleeding/spotting
- Pre-Eclampsia/ Eclampsia
- Chronic Hypertension
- Type 1,2 and Gestational Diabetes
- Cardiac, pulmonary of liver disorders
- Placental dysfunctions
- Abnormal foetal heartbeat or movement
- Kidney/ Bladder condition
- Blood clots / Deep Vein Thrombosis
- Aged under 18 or over 40 years of age