Is pre-natal massage safe?
Pre-natal massage is perfectly safe when done by a qualified, reputable therapist and extremely beneficial to a mom-to-be’s health. Plus, I use massage oils from Lillian Terry International produced specially for pre-natal massage. However, it is imperative that you let me know about any irregularities during your pregnancy or anything you know of that may affect your comfort levels or positioning, such as any injuries.
How is the massage performed?
We’re careful to take body positioning into account to ensure that you can get a massage at any time during your pregnancy (including the birth day, medical practitioner permitting). While some masseuses use pregnancy tables, I’ve found that the safest and most comfortable way to do things, is usually to massage mums in the side-lying position. No work is done on the belly unless requested.
Can I have a treatment after a c-section?
Please speak with your physician at your follow up appointment to determine the right time as per your constitution. But, yes – you can have a post partum massage. The C-section stitches should either be healed if not entirely, then adjustments can be made accordingly regarding comfort levels and body positioning.
- If you have long hair its preferable to have it tied up. Its not intentional to put oil in the hair however it is inevitable that it may come into contact with some, so don’t wash it before hand.
- Wear dark coloured clothes and refrain from silky/satin like materials. We don’t want to ruin your lovely garments after a session.
- Try to clear your schedule of anything strenuous after a session, by doing this you prolong your relaxation!
- Unless on standby or call – turn your phone to silent during a session.
Women with the following conditions should speak with a health care provider prior to receiving a massage:
- High risk pregnancy
- Pregnancy-induced hypertension (PIH)
- Previous preterm labour
- Experiencing severe swelling, high blood pressure, or sudden severe headaches