Pregnancy Massage Perth, WA

Float & Restore Health Spa invites mums and pregnant women in Perth.

Our health spa allows mums to indulge their changing bodies in a relaxing pregnancy massage that helps them enjoy the beautiful gift of motherhood.

What is a Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy massage can help you cope with the physical changes that occur during pregnancy. It’s especially beneficial for relieving pain when you’re unable to take certain medications or other medical treatments.

Prenatal massage is used to help pregnant women relax, reduce swelling in their arms and legs, and relieve muscle and joint discomfort.

Many various massage treatments can be used during pregnancy. Typically, it is a light massage.

What to Expect During a Massage Therapy Session

The average massage treatment session lasts 60 to 90 minutes. A brief assessment and evaluation of symptoms, medical history, and lifestyle will precede your massage.

While the massage therapist is out of the room, you will be instructed to undress (many people leave their underwear on) and lie face down on a cushioned massage table under a sheet.

Before entering the room, the massage therapist will ensure that you are prepared. Re-entering the room, the massage therapist will adjust the face rest and cushions to ensure that you are comfortable and appropriately positioned. If you’re too hot or chilly, let the massage therapist know.

The massage begins with the massage therapist applying a mild oil or lotion to the skin. The back of the body is normally massaged first, followed by the legs. Then you’ll be instructed to flip over so that you’re facing up. Your arms, legs, neck, and abdomen continue to be massaged.

Only the area of the body being treated at the moment is exposed, so you’re always under the sheet.

The masseur exits the room after the massage so you may change.

Take your time getting out of your bed. You may feel lightheaded or dizzy if you sit or stand too rapidly.

What Exactly Does a Pregnancy Massage Entail?

The back, shoulders, neck, and abdominal muscles are all put under a lot of strain during pregnancy. Pregnancy massage is intended to alleviate some of the usual aches and pains associated with pregnancy. A trained therapist will know which areas to focus on and which to avoid.

Your therapist will discuss your health and lifestyle with you before beginning the massage. They will ask you to lie down on a massage table that has been carefully built for you, and they will cover you with towels to preserve your privacy and keep you warm. They’ll most likely utilize creams or oils to massage your skin smoothly.

They will provide you with cushions to assist you to relax. Remember that lying flat on your back during the second part of your pregnancy is not a good idea because it puts too much pressure on the vein that runs from your legs to your heart.

What Are The Health Benefits of Pregnancy Massage?

Although there is little evidence on the health advantages of pregnant massage, it appears to lower tension, relax and release muscles, enhance blood flow, and boost the lymphatic system. It can also help with mood, anxiety, and sleep. Massage during pregnancy has also been proved to be useful in managing pain and enhancing your emotional experience of labour.

Is Massage Safe During Pregnancy?

It’s critical to ensure that your massage therapist is well-versed in prenatal massage. They should avoid touching particular pressure spots on your abdomen and only apply moderate motions (tummy).

Electric blankets or heated beds are not suggested during pregnancy. You may also require assistance in securely getting on and off the table.

What Makes Pregnancy Massage Different?

Because certain pressure points can be stimulated during an ante-natal massage, it varies from general massage. These may be found in your wrists and ankles, and stroking them can cause the uterus to contract. The therapist must also extend a level of compassion and kindness, which takes into account the infant.

Some expecting couples hire a massage therapist to give them both a massage, which they believe to be a great way to connect and strengthen their emotional bond. Your massage therapist may be ready to demonstrate some massage methods for you and your partner to try.

When To Avoid Getting a Massage During Pregnancy?

If you’ve been warned against it by your maternity care provider.

Some massage therapists refuse to do prenatal massages during a woman’s first trimester of pregnancy. This is due to a higher chance of miscarriage during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy.

If you are pregnant with a high-risk pregnancy or have already had early labour.

If you develop Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (high blood pressure) during your pregnancy.

If you have pre-eclampsia, or if you have abrupt swelling and fluid retention. If you get a lot of headaches.

If getting a prenatal massage makes you feel nauseous, lightheaded, or gives you a headache, or if you don’t enjoy it. Don’t feel obligated to do anything simply because others think it’s a good idea. Some women dislike being touched and consider massages to be an invasion of their personal space.

You must express your dissatisfaction if you believe the massage therapist is being overly forceful. Request that they be a bit kinder with you and that you maintain the lines of communication open between you. This is referred to be a therapeutic relationship, and it must be beneficial to both of you in order to reap the most advantage.

Why Do You Think You’d Benefit From a Massage While Pregnant?

During pregnancy, it’s typical for women to feel back, neck, and shoulder pain and tightness. As a result, massage can help manage symptoms including muscular stiffness, exhaustion, anxiety, and tension during pregnancy. Massage treatment can help with a variety of issues during pregnancy, including muscular tension relief, improved circulation, and mental problems caused by hormone fluctuations and worry.

If you’re pregnant, you should think about getting a massage:

  • You’re having trouble with your muscles, joints, or nerves.
  • You have headaches, heartburn, or digestive problems.
  • You’re going through emotional upheavals, such as sadness, tension, and worry.
  • You want to learn relaxation methods to help you cope with the discomfort of labour and delivery.

During Your Massage, How You Are Positioned is Important

We adjust your placement based on how you feel on the day of your visit. During your first trimester, we usually recommend a supported stomach lying posture that keeps your shoulders, neck, and abdomen off the table. For your first-trimester massage, this is a fairly secure posture. We will place you in a side-lying posture if a mother is uncomfortable. Our techniques are tailored to complement the changes that are taking place in your body, with a particular focus on calming your nervous system.

We use methods to assist your developing body and give various advantages for you and your baby throughout your massage.

We pre-screen all pregnant clients and ask you specific questions about your pregnancy as qualified prenatal massage professionals. In a small proportion of women, present symptoms, obstetric care, past pregnancy, and fertility journey may indicate that therapy should be delayed until the second trimester.

All massages in the second and third trimesters are done on the side. This posture relaxes your pregnant body, decreasing stress on ligaments and muscles and allowing them to rest. This also gives your therapist easy access to parts of the body where pregnancy-related pain is frequent.

Find a Qualified Therapist For Pregnancy Massage

It’s critical to get care from a trained prenatal massage therapist to guarantee you’re getting the finest and safest massage therapy possible while pregnant. Therapists should be certified in at least one of Australia’s courses, as well as prenatal massage specialty training.

Therapists should be aware of how to position you safely to avoid ligament strain. They should also be able to address your individual pregnancy issues and assist you with at-home self-care approaches as well as labour pain management exercises.

About our Pregnancy Massage

We specialise in treating and supporting pregnant women with our with professional prenatal massage treatments.

Pregnancy – Floating & Massage:
Only 2nd and 3rd trimesters are accepted for sessions.
We recommend not to use the sauna during pregnancy.

With our three locations in Joondalup and Cannington and our easy online booking you can enjoy the tremendous benefits of a pregnancy massage.

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