Would you like to experience a therapeutic massage lying face down when pregnant?
At Osteopathy on Canterbury and Complementary Therapies, Stephanie Varney, Natasha Mueller, Courtney Cheah, Julia Doddy and Anna Pattison are also qualified in Pregnancy Massage and enjoy providing this service to expectant mothers.
Pregnancy Massage, also called prenatal massage, is massage therapy specifically tailored to the expectant mother’s needs. During a pregnancy massage, the mother’s body is properly positioned and supported, using pillows and special padding. Proper positioning ensures comfort and safety for the mother and baby.
What are the benefits of Pregnancy Massage?
- Promotes relaxation and relieves stress
- Relieves aches and pains in muscles and joints
- Relieves stress on weight-bearing joints
- Relieves muscle cramps, spasms and myofascial pain
- Increases blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
- Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues
Is it safe to have a massage when pregnant?
In general, it is certainly safe to have a massage when pregnant. However, it may be contraindicated for women with certain health conditions. Please consult your doctor before you have Pregnancy Massage.
Health Fund Rebates
Private health funds provide varying levels of cover for Pregnancy Massage treatment. Please contact your health fund for full details of these benefits.
AAMT, ANTA and MAA members
Stephanie Varney, Natasha Mueller, Courtney Cheah, Julia Doddy and Anna Pattison are members of the AAMT, ANTA and MAA, the national professional bodies representing Remedial Massage Therapists and Myotherapists.