Remedial Massage Therapy



A frequently asked question is, “Can pregnant women get massaged?”; the answer is “Yes." Pregnancy is not always easy and can sometimes be an uncomfortable experience for women. Massage is one way to reduce some of the discomforts that are often associated with pregnancy.

In most cases, a relaxation or therapeutic style massage is one of the most effective ways to reduce the discomforts of pregnancy. A relaxation massage is often geared around slowing the firing of the Sympathetic Nervous system and allowing the mind and body to relax; this enables the Parasympathetic nervous system to become more active. This assists the body to rest, digest and heal.

For women experiencing pain and discomfort throughout pregnancy, having a remedial massage therapist who can target specific areas of pain and tension can be of great benefit.

A miscarriage is very unlikely the result of a massage and is often the cause of multiple factors. However, it is a requirement that you receive a doctor's certificate before booking a pregnancy massage. You should also talk to your massage therapist about the progression of your pregnancy and any other health concerns you have prior to the commencement of your treatment.

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