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Pregnancy is an incredible feat of engineering, but it is no walk in the park. The support is out there for you to create the best experience possible, and a big part of that is feeling like you are being listened to and understood in your areas of concern.
At Mother Touch, we understand what its like to be pregnant, the conditions and discomfort you may be experiencing, and we know how we can help in easing the pain, increasing function and giving you a good night sleep to boot.
At Mother Touch, we also have a custom made Belly Hole Table option so women can receive un-compromised remedial treatments and for a moment in time, lie on their front…which is bliss for most and especially if you are a tummy sleeper. Some clients have described this as like ‘lying on a cloud’,
But no matter what your goal and intention is for the hour or two, you can completely take the weight off, lie face down if you desire and get the benefit of a ‘proper release’ through remedial and walk out feeling like a completely different person.
Relief will be had with conditions such as swelling and edema, tight calves and cramping, lower back and hip pain, groin pain (pubic symphysis), sciatica, tingling in the arms and feet and conditions such as carpal tunnel, neck pain and headaches, with evidence based clinical soft tissue techniques.
Pregnancy Massage with a qualified remedial therapist is safe for any stage of pregnancy. We know how to work safely and how to adapt our techniques and style depending on your presenting conditions. Many people just like a ‘swedish’ relaxing massage, which is great, but more people now know how the technical skills and know how of a properly trained remedial therapist can really get results and that your pain and function will improve even after the first treament.
Remedial Therapist also know our scope of practice, and will always recommend you to see your doctor, or an allied practitioner, if through our detailed assessment both on and off the table, it’s out of our area of expertise or we are not getting results we are happy with.
Pregnancy Massage is not only for rehabilitative and physical maintenance preventing anything from getting to serious but also the incredibly important and clinically to in relieve stress and the evidence just keeps mounting as to the beneficial effects of massage during all stages of pregnancy through physical, emotional and the spiritual support.
Pregnancy can be a stressful time, and psychosocial stress and depression are among the major risk factors during pregnancy. If stress is left untreated, it can lead to more serious depressive states.
Massage therapy has been demonstrated to be very effective during pregnancy, decreasing not only depression and anxiety but also as pregnancy pain that can be a factor contributing to the anxiety.
Research has also demonstrated, that lower cortisol levels (stress hormones) of the pregnant mother correlates with a lower rate of prematurity, significantly shorter labors, a shorter hospital stay and less chance of postpartum depression.
But its not just about getting an hour to chill out with soothing music and essential oils that helps with all this. Massage also has an actual effect on the Vagus nerve around the head and neck structures which has a wondrous effect on stress and stimulation of this nerve improves digestion and inflammation.