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Pregnancy Massage has been proven to reduce stress hormones and can increases the hormones which tend to be low in women who are depressed. There is often an improvement in general mood following a massage. Massage provides an opportunity to rest that can help rejuvenate Pregnant women.

We use a combination of massage techniques to:

  • Relieve pain and tension experienced throughout pregnancy

  • Assists in maintaining good posture

  • Reduces leg cramps

  • Relieve headaches and sinus congestion

  • Increases flexibility

  • Assists sleeping

We use a special pregnancy massage table that allow women to lay in the most comfortable position.

Women who prefer a different position can be on their side and pillows are used to support the belly to enhance comfort. The belly bag can also be used for side-lying massage.

Pregnancy Massage can help relieve the everyday discomforts of pregnancy such as an aching neck, sore back, and heaviness in the pelvic bones, leg cramps, swelling of the ankles and feet and oedema (fluid retention) and can be particularly helpful for women who experience sciatic nerve pain.

Contraindications to Pregnancy Massage:

A women in any of these categories should obtain a release from her primary health care provider before receiving massage:

  • High risk pregnancy

  • Miscarried in previous pregnancy

  • Heart or pulmonary problems

  • The woman is carrying multiple pregnancy

  • Asthmatic