At Perfect Balance Ireland our therapists take extra care to ensure our pregnancy massage clients are comfortable with supportive soft cushions that are used to alleviate the extra strain on the lower back and pelvic areas when the pressure of massage techniques are applied.
Extra strain in these areas can cause unnecessary back or abdominal pain, so naturally we want to avoid any potential discomfort.
Through the second trimester, you may prefer to lie on your back with a small, cushioned wedge placed under one hip to provide a slight elevation.
Depending on where you are in your pregnancy, your therapist may utilize such massage techniques as reflexology, Swedish massage or certain techniques that address your specific requests and needs.
Regular massage therapy not only helps diminish anxiety and discomfort but boosts relaxation as well. This ultimately can lead to improved sleep patterns.
In addition, the serotonin, endorphins and dopamine released by your body in response to massage provide an extra helping of those natural chemicals. “Massage is very effective at increasing deep sleep,”.
For advice specific to your body’s needs, please ask your Perfect Balance Ireland therapist how often you should have a remedial massage to function optimally.