Who can receive a pregnancy massage?
Anyone who is pregnant regardless of stage of pregnancy. A common myth surrounds avoiding massage in your first trimester. The only reason for not getting a massage in your first trimester would be due to you feeling too nauseous (morning sickness) to lay on the table.
If you have had two or more successive miscarriages and are in your first trimester again, then a referral from your obstetrician advising that pregnancy massage is suitable will be required.
What can I expect from a pregnancy massage at Healing Hands Osteopathy?
You will be required to complete a detailed patient intake form. If you are already currently a patient of the clinic and this is your first pregnancy, then an additional intake form will be required to be completed
At every appointment, your therapist will ask you a series of questions regarding both your health and that of your baby. You will need to know your latest blood pressure reading
From the second trimester, you will be positioned side-lying on the table (rather than face down). This positioning helps support your ligaments. Various bolsters and pillows will be used to ensure you are comfortable
What type of conditions are treated within a Pregnancy massage?
If you suffer from any of these conditions, then a Pregnancy massage will be of benefit.
- Pelvic Girdle Instability (PGI)
- Pubic Symphysis Pubis Instability/diastasis (PSD or PSI)
- Pregnancy ligamentous pain
- Back, shoulder, neck or rib tightness
- Leg cramping
- Carpel tunnel
What are the benefits of a regular Pregnancy massage?
- Increased relaxation and reduced anxiety
- Improved sleep pattern
- Reduction in oedema
- Improved awareness to support body changes
- Eases back, shoulder and neck pain along with all joint and muscular conditions common in pregnancy
- Stabilises hormonal changes and blood pressure
- Promote general wellbeing
What qualifications does my therapist have to perform a massage when I am pregnant?
At Healing Hands Osteopathy Clinic, Kerrie has a Practitioner of Pregnancy Massage certification, completed with Pregnancy Massage Australia.
Is this any difference from a general massage qualification?
The majority of Remedial Massage courses cover some aspects of pregnancy massage however A Practitioner of Pregnancy Massage qualification involves an intense education of the changes that occur to both the mother and baby throughout the three stages of pregnancy, how to safely position the mother on the table. It also covers high-risk conditions unique in pregnancy.
- Tuesday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
- Wednesday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
- Thursday: 10:00am – 7:30pm
- Friday: 9:00am – 5:30pm
- Saturday: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Pregnancy Massage Pricing:
60 minute Consult $95
We offer Eftpos and HICAPS facilities, which allows you to claim your private healthcare rebate on the spot.