pregnancy massage

Pregnancy Massage – Benefits & Things to Avoid

June 1, 2022

It’s no secret that pregnancy comes with its fair share of aches and pains. A pregnancy massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored for pregnant women. It offers many benefits, such as reducing stress and anxiety, relieving tension headaches, and improving sleep quality.

However, there are a few things to keep in mind when getting a pregnancy massage. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of pregnancy massage and what you should avoid during your session. We will also give you some tips for finding a qualified prenatal massage therapist.


How does a pregnancy massage help?

A pregnancy massage can help to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve tension headaches, improve sleep quality, and ease back pain. It can also promote relaxation and provide a sense of well-being for both the mother and baby.


What should you avoid during a pregnancy massage?

There are a few things to keep in mind when getting a pregnancy massage. First, avoid lying on your stomach or back. This can put pressure on the baby and cause discomfort. Second, avoid any deep tissue work or hot stone massage. These techniques can be too intense for pregnant women. Finally, make sure to tell your therapist if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort during the massage.


How often should you get a pregnancy massage?

It is generally recommended that pregnant women get a massage as they feel they need and upon discussion with their therapist. However, you should consult with your healthcare provider to see what is best for you.


What if you experience discomfort during your pregnancy massage?

If you experience any pain or discomfort during your pregnancy massage, be sure to tell your therapist right away. They will be able to adjust the pressure or technique accordingly.


Finding a qualified pregnancy massage therapist near you

When choosing a prenatal massage therapist, it is important to find someone who is qualified and experienced. At Essendon Natural Health, our gifted pregnancy massage therapist Jodie Ling carries a wealth of experience and qualifications in remedial massage, myotherapy, cupping, dry needling, manual lymphatic drainage and other massage modalities. She hails from RMIT University, is registered with the Massage and Myotherapy Association, and her services are eligible for private health rebate claims.

To schedule a pregnancy massage appointment at Essendon Natural Health, simply book online or contact us directly and we’ll be happy to assist. We also offer acupuncture, naturopathy, hypnotherapy and a range of other holistic healing treatments.

Robert Gentile

B.C.M (Hons), C.Clin.Prac (China), C.Toyohari. Registered Acupuncturist and Herbalist. Integrative Natural Medicine Practitioner.

Robert is a passionate and warm practitioner who has an extensive knowledge of integrative and functional natural medicine. He is down to earth and has an interest in organic foods, gardening and sustainable living. With over a decade of experience, he is renowned for being very thorough by both fellow practitioners and patients alike.