The changes that happen to your body as it prepares for birth include weight gain, softening of bones and tissue, as well as water retention.
These changes could lead to other complications like back ache, headaches, shortness of breath, trouble sleeping, and general discomfort. Kind of like feeling awkward in your own body.
But all of the above is not immune to the power of touch, and that is why massage during pregnancy can be so beneficial. It uplifts the body and mind, finding that balance to eradicate the pain and restore the joy of the most significant time in an expectant mother’s life.
A pregnancy massage is completely safe after the first trimester (first three months of pregnancy) when it may compound morning sickness. Have a look at our spa packages and decide what’s best suited for you and your stage of pregnancy.
Prenatal massage techniques differ according to how far along you are and what specific issues you might be experiencing. Don’t expect to lie on your back at all. The weight from your baby and uterus will press down on blood vessels and constrict circulation to your placenta, which should be avoided at all times.
Instead, you will be made to lie on your side with cushion support, or on your tummy using a special bed with a hole to accommodate your growing belly and breasts. Deep tissue work is approached very carefully because of a pregnant woman’s increased risk of blood clots, and prenatal massages are generally centered on gentle pressure for safety.
Remember to always check with your doctor before having a massage during pregnancy if you suffer from preeclampsia, diabetes, morning sickness, abdominal pain, high blood pressure, or bleeding.