Updated: Sep 16, 2020
One of the things we find with our expecting clients is that they often feel a disconnect between themselves and their bodies. With so many physiological and psychological changes happening all at once, it can be hard to reconcile the various feelings happening all at once.
What we love about pregnancy massage is its ability to relieve aches and pains while also allowing women to feel more in touch with their bodies.
What is Pregnancy Massage?
Remedial pregnancy massage is a type of massage that is specifically designed to accommodate the physical changes of pregnancy. Treatment involves the application of release techniques for the entire body along with deep tissue techniques where needed.
At Kala Body, our staff are trained in pregnancy massage and know the areas that should (and shouldn’t) be massaged. We use the side-lying position, which is the safest and most comfortable option for the lower back. We also use special healing oils for each trimester from Pregnancy Massage Australia.
The benefits of remedial pregnancy massage are many. They include increased energy levels, enhanced well-being and mood, reduced muscle tension and back pain, and improved sleep.
When Can You Have Pregnancy Massage?
Women can begin massage therapy at any point throughout their pregnancy. However, it’s essential to visit a qualified therapist as improper massage has the potential to be harmful to both mum and baby.
Here at Kala Body, our experienced staff are trained to perform pregnancy massage in a safe and highly-beneficial way.
Our lead therapist, Chloe and Mamie specialises in pregnancy massage and can massage from the first trimester. And remedial massage therapist Kendall is also qualified and can treat mums-to-be from their second trimester.
Self-Care During Pregnancy and Beyond
Pregnancy, giving birth and motherhood can all take their toll, making self-care essential. Massage is just one way to take care of yourself throughout these stages.
Others ways to maintain your wellbeing during pregnancy and beyond include prioritising sleep, eating well, and undertaking mild exercise regularly.
It’s also important to note that many new and expectant mums experience issues with their mental wellbeing. If you’re feeling anxious, depressed, unhappy or stressed, it’s essential to seek help.
PANDA (Perinatal Anxiety & Depression Australia) supports women, men and families in Australia affected by anxiety and depression during pregnancy and early parenthood. Its website provides information and support to new and expecting parents, and its helpline offers a safe and confidential space to speak with highly trained and caring counsellors.
You can visit the PANDA website at www.panda.org.au or phone the PANDA helpline on 1300 726 306 (available 9am-7.30pm, Mon-Fri AEST).
Interested in improving your well-being during pregnancy? Visit our treatment page to learn more about pregnancy massage and book an appointment.
Looking to spoil a mum-to-be t? Head to our gift voucher page to pick up the perfect present.