When it comes to pregnancy massage, you need the hands and knowledge of a trained specialist. Pregnant women have different needs than those who are not pregnant; therefore they require certain care and attention that only a trained and qualified therapist can give.
As a fully Qualified Massage Therapist, Reiki Master and a Specialist in Pregnancy Massage, Karen will ensure that you are getting the perfect blend of care with professional information.
Benefits that an expectant mother may experience:
- Reduces swelling in hands, feet and ankles
- Provide stress relief for weight bearing joints, such as the lower back, pelvis and ankles.
- Increases blood circulation and help reduce stress, which can stabilise blood pressure.
- Increases oxygen and nutrients to both mother and baby.
- Eliminates toxins from the body and decrease fatigue.
- Stabilises hormone levels.
- Relaxes the mind and body.
- Improved Sleep
- Strengthens the immune system
- Assists with Childbirth and Beyond
- Helps relieve stress, anxiety or depression
WHY SHOULD YOU HAVE A PREGNANCY MASSAGE?
Pregnancy brings about significant changes in a woman’s body. Creating new life is a wonderful and joyous experience, however, the woman’s body’s work load is increased, which can result in fatigue and pain. The lower back will start to feel sore as the belly grows, especially as the curve of the lower back is increased and pressure is heightened on joints and bones. Lastly, ligaments become looser, which can result in less stable joints in the body, not to mention all the internal changes that are occurring over the 9 months.
What to expect
Each holistic pregnancy massage session takes at least 60 minutes and can go on up to 90 minutes. The mother will be supported with pillows as she lies on her side. She will be draped with a towel or sheet and only the body part that is being worked will be exposed.
The room will be comfortable, and quiet.
It is advised that you avoid eating a large meal before the massage or drinking large amounts of liquids.
Precautions for Prenatal Massage?
As with any holistic approach to pregnancy wellness, you should discuss any concerns with your health care provider.
Is Prenatal Massage Safe Throughout The Entire Pregnancy?
Women can begin massage therapy at any point in their pregnancy – during the first, second, or third trimester.
If there are any health concerns, A reiki session may be of more benefit to you and completely safe for both mother and baby.
Prenatal Massage as Part ofyour Holistic Pregnancy Wellness Plan
The benefits of massage can radically enhance your pregnancy experience, assist with the physical and emotional changes, and reduce anxiety, stress, tension and pain.
By engaging Karen Mudie for your holistic pregnancy care, you are making your pregnancy and birthing time a more positive experience