Pregnancy massage balances the flow of Qi energy in your body
Pregnancy is a time of many physical and emotional changes for the mother including hormones, a heavier physical load and a big change in the centre of gravity. A pregnancy massage can help with many issues including muscle cramps, back/neck and shoulder pain, swelling, difficulty with sleeping and relaxing all sorts of other tensions, to assist mum to maintain her health during this demanding time. This is a time of constant change and growth. Pregnancy is never static and so the massage also changes to support both mother and baby.
Prenatal massage is an integral part of our pregnancy support which is provided by our experienced practitioners who understand the special requirements of the mother at this time. Certain pressure points need to be avoided during the pregnancy massage. Our practitioners are skilled and sensitive, and can also assist with useful guidance and advice from the Chinese medicine perspective, including diet and acupuncture for stress management.
Chinese body massage is very favourable during pregnancy. The skin, organs and tissues are all stimulated. It assists with circulation, moves toxins, and energises the muscles and organs needed for bowel movements. Reducing stress benefits digestion, insomnia, headaches and anxiety. Massage keeps the skin moist and supple which allows it to stretch more readily. As baby grows bigger, massage maintains the blood flow to your limbs and outer extremities.
Our clinic provides a nurturing environment with a large, soft, specially designed pregnancy cushion, with a hollow for the stomach. This gives the mother the option of a side-lying massage, or to comfortably lie face down during the massage. It is just so nice to be able to lie on the tummy again. This takes some, or all of the pressure off your back, which can be a blessing in itself; plus the sheer pleasure and novelty of being able to lie face down again. You really won’t want to leave. Our treatment rooms are warm and peaceful, with relaxing music and gentle lighting, so you may even fall asleep during the massage, for a much needed rest.
Pregnancy is one of the most precious periods in a woman’s life. We can definitely help to make this a more pleasant time with memories of contentment and happiness. A well supported woman will make a much easier transition into motherhood.
Please refer to our pregnancy exercises page for more guidance, support and information.
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