Looking to enjoy pregnancy massage during your first trimester but wondering if it is safe?
Although many therapists don’t offer pregnancy massage during the first trimester due to fear of increasing the risk of miscarriage, there is no actual scientific evidence that supports this. I personally am very open to offering massage treatments to pregnant women during the first trimester. Provided that you are healthy and that everything appears to be well with your pregnancy, I am more than comfortable to offer you a nice, nurturing and relaxing massage treatment during this time.
Outside of the first trimester I can offer you a firmer, longer and more tension relieving massage treatment, in addition to giving you that lovely nurturing, deeply relaxing healing touch that is so wonderful to receive when you are pregnant.
From someone who received A LOT of treatments while pregnant, I can categorically say that massages during pregnancy are such a lovely and effective way to minimise the stress on your body, not to mention your mind, emotions and spirit during this special, yet often trying (and very tiring) time.
I know that my regular massages during pregnancy helped me enjoy the experience of being pregnant so much more and I encourage all Mums-to-be to at least have a few sessions throughout their pregnancy so they too can experience the many benefits.
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I’ve personally had clients come and see me for massage treatments right up until they have their baby (even while in labour) so I can accommodate you, regardless of whether you are just newly pregnant, somewhere in the middle or very close to giving birth.
In my experience the babies really enjoy the experience too and I have felt many an unborn baby push gently up against my hands while I’m massaging as if to say, “Me too please” It’s really wonderful and that is just one of the reasons why I enjoy pregnancy massage so much. It’s all about connection, not only nurturing the mother but also the little person inside.
These little ones can pick up so much from their environment well before they enter the world and they really love the tranquility of the massage setting. The soft music, the caring touch and the enjoyment and relaxation that the Mother is experiencing. They are aware of it all, especially in those later stages of pregnancy where massage is most needed and enjoyed.
If you’ve been thinking about coming and having massages during pregnancy but have had some reservations, please feel free to give me a call at my Pregnancy Massage Gold Coast clinic on 0407 774 552 and let me answer any questions you might have and also set your mind at ease. I have been doing pregnancy massage for a very long time now (since 2000) so I’m very experienced and am very passionate about this most sacred bodywork for Mums to be.
I look forward to hearing from you soon.