Pregnancy massage is therapeutic bodywork that focuses on the special needs of the mother-to-be as her body goes through the dramatic changes of pregnancy. Enhancing the function of muscles and joints, improving circulation and general body tone, and relieving mental and physical fatigue. The gentle, non-invasive approach of prenatal massage can ease discomfort associated with pregnancy and help the mother-to-be prepare for labor.
- Alleviates stress on weight-bearing joints and musculo-fascial structures
- Assists in lower-back pain, upper-back pain, headaches, leg cramps, sciatica, stiffness, tension and knots, carpal tunnel syndrome, headaches, heartburn and acid reflux, fatigue, varicose veins, nasal congestion, shortness of breath, oedema of the lower extremities, neck pain, sacroiliac and hip joint pain and constipation
- Increases blood circulation, which provides more oxygen and nutrients to both mother and fetus and stimulates the lymph system, thereby increasing immunity and removal of toxins
- Stabilizes hormonal levels and helps relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes
- Soothes and relaxes the nervous system by releasing endorphins into the mother’s body. As a result, the expectant mother feels more relaxed and at ease, and will also sleep more easily and more deeply
- Assists in maintaining good posture and adjusting to a changing alignment caused by the baby’s increasing weight. Massage increases muscle tone and flexibility, enhancing the ability to carry this extra weight while also relieving aches and pains, leg cramps and muscle spasms
- Eases the load on the heart and helps keep blood pressure in check
- Supports the return of blood to the heart and increases blood flow to the uterus and placenta. With the enormous demands placed on the circulatory system during pregnancy, blood volume may increase up to 60 percent compared to pre-pregnancy levels. As pregnancy progresses and the uterus enlarges and presses deep into the pelvic bowl, venous return to the heart is hampered
- Relaxation and stress relief
Diane Mirosevich – Dip Remedial Massage, Adv Dip Naturopathy
Diane is a qualified Naturopath and Massage Therapist with an Advanced Diploma in Naturopathy and a Diploma in Remedial Massage. Diane continues to engage in further education and has completed courses in both Trigger Point Therapy and Lymphatic Massage, as well as attending regular workshops and seminars in naturopathy and massage to further expand her training and knowledge in natural and body therapies.
Consulting: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday
Bookings: 02 9997 2121