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Wellington Maternity Massage

Prenatal

Pregnancy Massage WellingtonPrenatal massage is a wonderful, complimentary choice for prenatal care and a healthy way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. The Massage Therapist will work to relieve the normal discomforts experienced during pregnancy, such as back aches, a stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, joint pain and edema. In addition, by relaxing nervous tension, you can experience a better night’s sleep.

Massage during pregnancy offers undeniable physical benefits,  stimulating your lymphatic system, increasing immunity and the removal of excess toxins, while increasing energy levels.

When receiving prenatal massage you will be gently positioned on your side to keep you comfortable. You may then be placed in a semi-reclining position whilst the Therapist massages the front of your body. During the first trimester it is also acceptable for clients to lie on their backs with a slight elevation under one hip. This positioning alleviates the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas when the massage is being administered.

First Trimester

  • Relieve headaches
  • Help alleviate morning sickness
  • Reduce fatigue

Second Trimester

  • Alleviate backaches
  • Enhance sleep
  • Relieve leg cramps

Third Trimester

  • Reduce swelling/edema
  • Enhance sleep
  • Prepare pelvic muscles for the birth process
It is very important that you obtain approval from your obstetrician/midwife before receiving any form of massage during pregnancy. Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult with their doctor of midwife. If at any time during the massage you experience discomfort, tell your Therapist immediately.

Postnatal

Postnatal massage is a wonderful way to heal and ease the discomforts in your body following your pregnancy and birth, improve energy levels and promote general well-being. It’s also good in allowing some time for yourself.

Postnatal massage can help to:

  • Ease aches and pains
  • Facilitate the healing process
  • Reduce anxiety and stress
  • Provide deep relaxation

It’s important during this period to care for yourself. A relaxed mum equals a relaxed baby.

To learn more about massage therapy for Pre or post natal care, call 04 891 0911 today!