Trimester One is an exciting time which sees the beginning of a new life. The greatest changes occurring to mothers during this time will be on a physiological level, as the endocrine system synthesises complex pregnancy hormones that play a vital role in the development of the baby. Whilst these hormones are necessary they can affect mood, energy and overall wellbeing. The therapists at Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies in Melbourne can provide a safe and highly effective pregnancy massage to help ease mothers into their pregnancy, reduce anxiety and help the body prepare for change and growth going forth into Trimester Two and Three.
The human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) hormone is the first key hormone to development in the early stages of pregnancy and forms the basis of pregnancy detection tests. HCG is also essential in the production of progesterone and oestrogen, two hormones that are predominantly responsible for maintaining the pregnancy throughout all three trimesters and preparing the body for birth. During this time mothers may experience nausea, tender or painful breasts, increased nasal congestion, fatigue and changes to mood. Pregnancy massage during this time is particularly beneficial in combatting fatigue and improving mood by using gentle relaxation techniques. Our pregnancy massage therapists in both Melbourne clinics will also ensure their mothers feel comfortable throughout the entire massage by applying a consistent pressure and ensuring ample cushioning and optimum positioning is provided for support.
Toward the end of trimester one mothers may begin to notice changes to their physical appearance, with the increasing growth of the baby. Relaxin is a hormone that is essential in supporting the growth of the uterus and fundus alike and it does this by increasing the flexibility of ligaments and joints. Unfortunately this congruently affect posture and increase the likelihood of musculoskeletal aches or pains. Incorporating a regular pregnancy massage into your pre-natal health care regime not only provides gentle relaxation and relief from these aches and pains. Our experienced therapists can address postural dysfunction, provide education and instruction on correct posture and help you to maintain good posture throughout the entire pregnancy.
If you have any questions about Pregnancy Massage at Melbourne Combined Natural Therapies or if you would like to book in for a treatment, please phone us or alternatively you can book online.