Motherhood is a set of challenge that is a bag load of emotions! Excitement, anxiety, happiness, tons of worries all thrown at you at the same time on top of the messy hormones and morning sickness. As we are meeting with more and more mummies due to our pre-natal massage therapy, many pregnant mummies ask “When can I start Prenatal Massage?”
When can I start Prenatal Massage?
This is a very common question as many mummies, during the pregnancy, you will feel body aches even during the earlier part of the pregnancy.
As more people are also working from home, improper posture, lack of ergonomic seating will also increase more body aches. I know that because that’s what I went through as well.
So the answer to the million dollar question – “When can I start Prenatal Massage”
You can start Prenatal Massage at 16 weeks to 36 weeks.
Prenatal Massage Singapore – What is Prenatal Massage?
Prenatal massage is a pregnancy massage treatment created exclusively for women who are expecting.
Pregnancy massage can assist with some of the aches and pains that come with being pregnant. It does, however, come with certain hazards, and it isn’t suited for everyone or every pregnancy.
Massage can be beneficial to your health and well-being throughout pregnancy.
Reducing stress, alleviating physical pains, and even recharging your batteries are just a few of the potential advantages. Pregnancy massage, according to some mothers, even makes them feel more connected to their growing kid.
Is Prenatal Massage Safe?
After the first trimester, prenatal massages are typically regarded safe, as long as you have your practitioner’s approval and inform your massage therapist that you’re expecting. Massage should be avoided during the first three months of pregnancy since it might cause dizziness and worsen morning sickness.
Prenatal massage is alway a recommended option during pregnancy. Swelling, tension, and stress can all be relieved by deep tissue massage during pregnancy.
However, some pressure areas must be avoided. Pressure points connected with the pelvis, wrists, hands, and ankles are avoided by experts. Deep tissue massage in the legs should be avoided during pregnancy due to the danger of blood clots.
During the massage, we avoid areas and pressure points that will affect the pregnancy. Two specific areas to avoid – the inside and outside of both ankles just under the ankle bones as well as the outer pinky toes.
These areas, if stimulated strongly can stimulate uterine contraction and cause the cervical to ripen, causing preterm labour. Thus, we will always avoid these areas.
We do not use essential oils that will affect pregnancy. Some common examples will be basil, clary sage, peppermint, rosemary, sage, tarragon, thyme.
Here are a list of pregnancy safe essential oils:
Cardamon – combat morning sickness and nausea
Frankincense – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
Geranium – uplift your mood
German or Roman Chamomile – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
Ginger – combat morning sickness and nausea
Lavender – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
Lemon – uplift your mood
Neroli – promote calm, relaxation and a good night’s sleep
Is Prenatal Massage for me?
You should avoid pre natal massage if you suffer from the following:
- Nausea, morning sickness, vomiting
- High risk of miscarriage
- High risk pregnancy
- 1st trimester of preganacy
For Prenatal Massage, our client will mostly lie on their sides as well as we do not want the mother to be face down.
Prenatal massage does not cause miscarriage, but there hasn’t been research done to show a link between massage and miscarriage, thus we advice against it for any potential liability should a miscarriage occur.
Be sure to obtain a doctor clearance before you commence on your prenatal massage therapy.
Prenatal Trial & Packages Singapore 2021
At Theresa Beauty, we have over 30 years experience in Prenatal and Post natal massage. We believe all mummies should have the chance to try out our Prenatal massage before committing to a package.
We offer very exciting Prenatal massage trial at only $68 for 60mins. Theresa Beauty has over 500+ 5 stars review on Google.
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To summaries, prenatal massage can help mummies to lower anxiety during pregnancy. As mothers, we worry too much. We worry about whether the baby is growing well, whether we have put on too much weight, why we are not putting on much weight, why is my baby bump so small?
Research has shown that prenatal massage in depressed women can help to increase ‘feel good’ hormones like serotonin and dopamine. It reduces cortisol, a stress hormone, and it improves the overall mood of the pregnant mother.
Of course, it is a way to pamper yourself, love yourself and get your body ready to welcome your little bundle of joy. We hoped you now understand when I can start pregnancy massage.
For daddies to be, this is the best gift for your pregnant wife! What other way to show her that you love her then by pampering her with a weekly prenatal massage till she’s due!