At Eastern Therapies, we understand the myriad of questions swirling in your mind about pregnancy massage – this is why we’ve put together this FAQ guide to support and enlighten expecting mothers on their journey towards motherhood. Let’s dive into the essentials, sharing our expertise to bring comfort, clarity, and excitement to your prenatal care routine.

When Should You Start Receiving Pregnancy Massages?

The journey to motherhood is unique for every woman, but a common question is, “When is it safe to start getting pregnancy massages?”. Generally, prenatal massages are considered safe and beneficial throughout the second and third trimesters. Before beginning any new treatment, we recommend consulting with your healthcare provider, especially if you have specific health concerns or a high-risk pregnancy.

How Often Should I Get a Prenatal Massage?

The frequency of prenatal massages can vary based on individual needs, preferences, and healthcare provider recommendations. Many expectant mothers find a bi-weekly or monthly session beneficial to manage the physical and emotional changes during pregnancy. Regular massages can significantly reduce stress and promote relaxation, enhancing your prenatal experience.

What are the Safe Areas for Prenatal Massage?

Understanding the safe zones for prenatal massage is crucial for the wellbeing of both mother and child. Our skilled therapists are trained in specific techniques designed for pregnant women, focusing on areas that relieve common discomforts like back pain, neck tension, and swollen ankles. We avoid deep pressure on the abdomen and certain acupressure points that are contraindicated during pregnancy, ensuring a safe, relaxing experience.

Benefits of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage offers a plethora of benefits, including but not limited to:

Stress Reduction

A calming oasis for the mind, reducing anxiety and promoting emotional wellbeing.

Pain Relief

Eases the discomforts of pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, and leg cramps.

Improved Sleep

Promotes relaxation and helps combat insomnia for a more restful night’s sleep.

Enhanced Circulation

Supports blood flow to both mother and baby, reducing swelling and improving oxygen supply.

Why Choose Eastern Therapies for Your Prenatal Massage?

At Eastern Therapies, our team is not just skilled in various massage techniques; we are passionate advocates for holistic health and prenatal care. Our therapists are specially trained in prenatal massage, ensuring a safe, nurturing environment for every expectant mother. We pride ourselves on our knowledge and expertise, aiming to support your journey every step of the way. You can also come to us for pregnancy acupuncture treatments, paediatric treatments and other natural health services.

Ready to Experience the Benefits of Prenatal Massage?

If you’re ready to embrace the nurturing benefits of prenatal massage, Eastern Therapies is here to welcome you. Our tailored prenatal services are designed to support your journey to motherhood, enhancing your physical and emotional wellbeing. Connect with us to schedule your session and embark on a journey of relaxation, comfort, and holistic health.

Remember, your journey to motherhood is a beautiful one, and prenatal massage is a wonderful way to honour your body and your baby. At Eastern Therapies, we’re here to support you every step of the way.