Pregnancy massage is a gentle, all over body treatment to help ease tired muscles during the gestational period without causing any harm to the mum or baby. Some ladies like to have their swollen feet treated.
Who is it for?
This massage is suitable for women in the second and third trimester of pregnancy. It is also useful in the post natal period. Many women experience painful back and shoulders due to the rapid changes taking place in their body. This may include carrying heavier weight on the chest, and the softening of ligaments as the pregnancy progresses.
How long does it take?
Depending on what parts the person would like massaged allow 45 minutes to 1.5 hours for a full body massage.
How often is it recommended?
During this phase of rapid body changes, aches and pains can come on at different times for different people. However weekly massage can help reduce the severity and prevent some aches and pains. Most mums like a monthly treatment and find that is enough for them to get through this period of life.
Pregnancy and swollen feet
During the later stages of your pregnancy, you will experience times of tightness in the lower legs and feet. This is normal for most people who live in our warm tropical climate. However, during pregnancy it can be uncomfortable or even painful. Having a gentle massage on your feet by a qualified massage therapist will provide welcome relief. Also, try to put your feet up a lot more during the later stages, it’s not getting any better until after your confinement.