Pre and Post Natal massage - what is it and why have it?
Over the last few years we’ve seen an increase in the popularity of prenatal massages at the Buddha Bar. Expectant mothers undergo numerous physical and psychological changes during pregnancy and a tailored pregnancy massage is a useful way to reduce some of the discomfort these changes can bring.
What is involved in a pregnancy massage?
A pregnancy massage is a little different to a regular remedial massage. Your therapist will use pillows to support your body and help position you in a way to maximise the positive effects of the massage, often on your side.
Aromatherapy oils may be used, but it’s important to note some oils are not recommended during pregnancy.
At the Buddha Bar we don’t use the tables with a hole cut out of them, as research suggests these leave the belly unsupported and may result in the stretching of the uterine ligaments.
Importantly, our therapists are trained and are aware of the risks associated with stimulating particular pressure points. Being well-trained means our therapists keep you and your baby safe during a treatment.
What are some of the benefits?
A pregnancy massage can offer numerous benefits to an expectant mother. A pregnancy massage can help to:
There are times when a pregnancy massage is not recommended, and if you have any doubts it’s always wise to seek the opinion of your medical professional.
Post pregnancy care: Don’t forget, once your baby has arrived it’s also a good time for you to receive some post body and mind nurturing. A massage post pregnancy can help with stress on the body, sleepless nights and gives you some gentle time out.
At the Buddha Bar our therapists are trained in pre-post natal massage and would love to support you in your pregnancy and beyond.