Prenatal Massage Therapy Alpharetta Georgia
Use Of Essential Oils
The massage therapist may use essential oils during your massage. Since many have physical effects on the body, you should be aware of the oils the therapist may use. Oils that have stimulating effects should be avoided, such as basil, cinnamon, cedarwood, and peppermint. Clary sage should also be avoided as it can initiate labor. The following are recommended as safe for use during pregnancy: lavender to relieve nausea, headaches, and constipation; neroli and ylang-ylang may help reduce stretch marks.
It is very important you obtain approval
from your obstetrician before receiving any form of massage during pregnancy.
Why Massage During
Massage during pregnancy not only makes a
woman feel pampered, but offers undeniable
physical benefits as well. Massage can relieve
fatigue, enhance sleep, and calm an active baby.
• Relieve headaches
• Help alleviate morning sickness
• Reduce fatigue
• Alleviate backaches
• Relieve leg cramps
• Reduce swelling/edema
• Relieve pain from varicosities
• Enhance sleep
• Prepare pelvic muscles for birth
During the entire term of the pregnancy, massage
can stimulate blood flow, which may assist
in the prevention of anemia. An increase in muscle
tone and flexibility will occur, alleviating leg
cramps and muscle spasms.
How Will I Receive My
When receiving pregnancy massage, you are positioned on your side to give the therapist access to your back or in a semi-reclining position for massage on the front of your body. Your body will be supported with pillows or special cushions. Some therapists may have pillows specifically designed for pregnant women, including a “breakaway tummy” to support the pelvic area while lying on your stomach. You will be properly draped while the therapist is working, except for the area being massaged.
Are There Times When Massage During Pregnancy Should Be Avoided?
Women with normal, low-risk pregnancies can benefit greatly from massage by a trained pregnancy massage therapist. However, women in high-risk pregnancies should consult with their doctor or
midwife before beginning a massage therapy program. If at any time during the massage you experience discomfort, tell the therapist immediately.
What About Massage After
Delivery Of My Baby?
Massage during the weeks after delivery helps
to restore muscle tone in the abdomen and reposition
the pelvis. And remember, touch is a very important part
of bonding with your baby. Ask about receiving
instruction in massaging your baby.
To Schedule an appointment with one of our Professional
Prenatal Massage Therapist Call: