Prenatal Massage

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January 14, 2024

Pregnancy is a time of remarkable change, bringing with it a unique set of challenges and joys. As your body adapts to accommodate new life, you may experience discomfort and stress. At Essendon Natural Health, we understand these changes and offer specialised pregnancy massage at our Essendon clinic, designed to support you through every stage of your pregnancy journey.


The Power of Prenatal Massage

Prenatal massage, a form of remedial massage that’s specifically tailored for pregnancy, is more than just a way to relax – it’s a therapeutic approach that addresses the specific needs of expecting mothers. This specialised massage technique can significantly alleviate discomfort, reduce stress, and enhance overall well-being, making it an ideal addition to your prenatal care regimen.


Benefits of Prenatal Massage

  1. Pain Relief: One of the most significant benefits of prenatal massage is its ability to manage pain. Whether it’s back pain, leg cramps, or tension in the neck and shoulders, our skilled therapists use gentle, safe techniques to ease discomfort.
  2. Improved Circulation: Pregnancy can often lead to swelling and increased pressure on your blood vessels. Prenatal massage helps improve circulation, reducing swelling and enhancing blood flow to both mother and baby.
  3. Stress Reduction: The calming effect of massage can significantly reduce stress levels, which is crucial for a healthy pregnancy. It promotes relaxation and can improve sleep quality, essential for your well-being and that of your baby.
  4. Hormonal Balance: Studies have shown that regular prenatal massage can balance hormones associated with stress and relaxation, contributing to mood regulation and improved cardiovascular health.


Our Approach to Prenatal Massage

At Essendon Natural Health, our approach to pregnancy massage in Essendon is tailored to each individual. Our therapists are highly trained in prenatal massage techniques, ensuring a safe, comfortable, and effective treatment.

In addition to prenatal massage, we offer a range of complementary therapies that can enhance your pregnancy experience:

  • Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine: These ancient practices can be particularly beneficial during pregnancy, offering natural ways to manage pain and balance the body.
  • Naturopathy: Our naturopathy services can provide you with personalised nutritional and herbal support, ensuring you and your baby receive the best care.
  • Osteopathy: Osteopathic treatments can be a great adjunct to massage therapy, helping to alleviate the physical discomforts of pregnancy.
  • Nutritional Medicine: Proper nutrition is vital during pregnancy – our experts in nutritional medicine can guide you in making the best dietary choices for you and your growing baby.


Book an appointment today

At Essendon Natural Health, we are dedicated to supporting you through every step of your pregnancy. Our prenatal massage and complementary therapies offer a holistic approach to managing the physical and emotional changes during this special time. Book your appointment today and experience the benefits of a tailored pregnancy massage in Essendon.

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.