Pre and Post Pregnancy Massage

melbourne pregnancy massage

At Melbourne Natural Therapies, we provide safe and effective pre and post-natal remedial massage at both our Southbank and CBD Melbourne locations.

How Massage Can Help

During pregnancy, the female body undergoes phenomenal changes involving the muscular, skeletal, endocrine and connective tissue systems in the process of preparing for a baby. The result is a steadily increasing demand on the body for energy, nutrients and weight bearing capacity as the baby grows.

Pre and post-natal remedial massage can be highly beneficial for women throughout all stages of pregnancy. One of the many benefits includes increased circulation, which assists the body to remove both waste products and excessive fluid retention through the lymphatic system; thereby reducing swelling, or edema, more effectively. Adequate circulation is also vital in both the production and quality of breast milk, and has been shown to increase skin elasticity.

Things We Can Help With

We come into contact with many Melbourne healthcare professionals who agree that increased physical and emotional changes experienced throughout pregnancy can also be considerably stressful for the body. Studies indicate that when high levels of the stress hormone cortisol are sustained in the bloodstream over a prolonged period of time, it negatively impacts the immune system and consequently, our ability to prevent and recover from illness effectively.

The manipulation of soft tissue with remedial massage throughout pregnancy has been demonstrated to effectively reduce stress and anxiety, through increased circulation and lower levels of cortisol and muscular pain. One of the most significant benefits of this is improved sleep; the body’s primary period of healing and recovery.

Pre and post-natal remedial massage also assists the body to recover faster post pregnancy, through the improved supply of oxygenated blood. This ensures the body receives adequate nutrients to support the greater retention of smooth muscle tissue, and muscular and skeletal strength throughout pregnancy; both of which assists the body to heal faster post birth.

At Melbourne Natural Therapies, our qualified remedial massage therapist Rani, is highly experienced in pre and post natal remedial massage therapy. Some of the most commonly experienced symptoms Rani addresses includes: lower back pain, hip pain, leg pain, sciatica, and neck and shoulder pain; often associated with breast feeding, poor sleep or postural compensation.

If you are in Melbourne and would like to incorporate pre and post-natal remedial massage therapy throughout your pregnancy, or simply to optimise your health and wellbeing, give us a call or book online.

Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies
Remedial Massage | Myotherapy
03 9645 9923
melbournenaturaltherapies.com.au