Woman having pregnancy massage in Mackay

Looking for a pregnancy massage in Mackay

I recommend that when you are looking for a pregnancy or postpartum massage therapist that you make sure the therapist is certified in pregnancy massage. This means the therapist has taken special training and knows what is safe practice for mother and her baby. Just being a massage therapist doesn't mean they are qualified to give massage to pregnant and postpartum women. Just because a brochure offers pregnancy massage doesn't always mean everyone is qualified to perform this type of massage.

Massage during pregnancy differs from a regular massage in a couple of ways. The biggest way it differs is that the person receiving the massage is pregnant, and therefore knowledge of pregnancy and the anatomy of a pregnant woman are very important. This means that positioning during a massage is critical to the safety and well being of both the mother and the baby she is carrying. There are also parts of the body that should not be massaged.

The massage table is set up different for pregnancy massage for the comfort of mum and the safety of baby. Also you will turn from side to side to do your back and hips, there are several pillows, wedge pillows and extra padding to make you comfortable. Never use the tables with the whole cut out for your belly, these cause undo stress to your lower back, it may seem like a great idea, but it isn't.

Massage is beneficial for almost everyone. Even women carrying multiples babies can benefit greatly from massage. There may be certain conditions that may or may not be related to the pregnancy that would preclude massage or certain types of massage.

This may include women at risk for preterm labor, women with blood clots or clotting disorders, and other ailments. Massage done during the first trimester is generally up to the therapist, the woman and her practitioner. Massage has never been associated with an increased risk of miscarriage.

Massage can also be useful for labor. Your partner or a doula can perform these techniques. The time to learn them is while you’re pregnant before you go into labor.

It is a great idea to take your partner or friend with you when you get your massage, any professional therapist will encourage this, they can show your partner many comfort measures he or she can use at home and will also explain why some techniques are unsafe. These hints will really help out when you’re in labor!"

Postpartum massage is designed to help restore the body to its pre-pregnant condition. It also addresses the stress of carrying and caring for a newborn. It can speed the recovery by bringing relief of sore muscles and help the mother to relax more easily. It may be given as early as 24 hours after delivery in a vaginal delivery. No matter where you are in the childbearing year, massage may have many benefits for you and your baby.

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