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We know when you search for “Pregnancy Massage Melbourne Fl” there are a lot of results, so how do you choose? Our years of experience will help to ensure you experience less discomfort during this incredibly special time in your life.
During pregnancy, your body goes through major changes. Pregnancy massage can help with these changes by reducing stress, decreasing arm and leg swelling, and relieving muscle and joint pain. Massage may be particularly helpful during a time when medication and other medical options may be more limited. We advise pregnant clients to refrain from eating a meal for about 2 hours before a massage if possible. This is especially important later in the pregnancy.
Using specifically designed massage pillows, the massage therapist utilizes the sidelying position to ensure the safety of the fetus. We also utilize a 2-1/2 ft. incline cushion when mom is lying on her back to prevent the fetus from pressing on mom’s major blood vessels (i.e. iliac arteries and vena cava).
The First Trimester is Week 1-12. Massage is not recommended during this period for a variety of reasons:
general health complications and risk of possible miscarriage.
If you do request a massage during week 1-14 please provide a written release for massage from the client’s physician; after all, we do not know the specific attributes of that pregnancy, the clients entire medical history or how complications might interact with that person’s pregnancy.
One medical study found that pregnant women who received massage over a 5-week period had:
Major massage benefits during 2nd & 3rd trimesters include:
In the normal pregnancy, the 2nd trimester is the safest and easiest part. Massage relaxes muscles that have begun to tighten and possibly spasm. Gentle stroking of the abdomen is permissible at this point. Attention to lower back muscles and along the muscle attachments on the iliac crest with circular friction and fingertip kneading can help relieve tightness there.
In the 3rd trimester discomfort increases as the fetus gains weight and the mom’s body prepares for delivery. Massage session focus on comfort and relaxation.