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Pregnancy Massage Treatment Plan

Pregnancy Massage Treatment Plan

Pregnancy Massage is one of our big passions here at Evolution Health Services. We aim to help women enjoy a more comfortable pregnancy experience. When our pregnant clients first experience Pregnancy Massage, their next question is ‘how often should I be having a massage in pregnancy?’. There is never a standard answer for this as it depends on each individual experience. We will aim to work with you to create your very own Pregnancy Massage Treatment Plan to guide you through your pregnancy. As a general guide, we recommend the following frequency for Pregnancy Massage.

First Trimester (0-13 weeks)

Pregnancy Massage in the first trimester is often a debated topic as there is so much misinformation and fear around massage in the first trimester. We need to remember that Massage is just touch. We are touched all the time by our partners or children and there is not a cause for concern to our unborn babies. Where care needs to be taken is where there is a high risk circumstance that might preclude you from having a massage. Our trained Massage Therapists will also be able to guide you through any fear, position you safely and avoid any areas that are required.

In the early stages of pregnancy, massage frequency will be dependent on how you are feeling. Often aches and pains from pregnancy do not start this early but fatigue has well and truly set in. Many pregnant women are still working in the early stages so aches and pains could be related to work postures. Also if you experience morning sickness, we can help to relieve the tension that develops in the chest, diaphragm and upper abdomen as a result of frequent vomiting. We would recommend seeing you every 4-6 weeks during this time or as required.

Second Trimester (14-27 weeks)

During the second trimester you will start to feel the impact of hormones and the postural changes of your growing belly. It’s the time where ligaments are relaxing and muscles are tightening to compensate. You will start to experience lower back pain, hips aches and pelvic pain. You are likely to begin sleeping on your side now, so aching down the sides of legs or shoulder pain are likely to occur too. Now that you are feeling better you might get back into exercise so helping with any post exercise muscle soreness is another benefit of treatment.

During this period we recommend seeing clients every 3-4 weeks. We also give tips to self manage between treatments to keep you active, at work and feeling great.

Third Trimester (28+ weeks)

By the beginning of the third trimester you will well and truly be feeling pregnant. This is the most popular time women start to come and see us. Mostly because they have been able to manage themselves. But usually because they have just been dealing with the pain and didn’t know where to get help. Regular massage earlier in pregnancy helps to keep these third trimester aches at bay. Also if you are able to be active, strength training can help prevent the severity of lower back and hip pain during the whole pregnancy.

By this stage we recommend receiving fortnightly pregnancy massage. The load your body is under has increased significantly from the first trimester and your baby is developing at a great rate. It’s amazing to think back and realise it wasn’t that long ago your watermelon was once a poppy seed. You have made it so far and the end is in sight. We would love to see you breeze through these final months and enjoy the jiggling bub inside your tummy.

The Final Stages (36+ weeks)

We are often asked how far into pregnancy you can have massage and you can have it all the way up to labour. If you have a caring partner who can help, you may even be lucky enough to get a massage in the delivery ward. While pregnancy massage in the last weeks of pregnancy is not guaranteed to bring on labour, it can help to relax the body and mind in preparation for childbirth. As your Massage Therapists are also mums we are here to listen to your fears and empower you to believe that you can do it. We have held the same or similar fears in our own circumstances so while we work to relax your body, you can release those fears and settle the mind. In the weeks leading up to your due date, we often see mums-to-be on a weekly basis. The aim in the final weeks is to help relieve those aching muscles to help you sleep better at night so you are well rested.

 

We send you the very best wishes for a happy and healthy pregnancy. We are here to help if you need advice about preventing or relieving pain throughout your pregnancy. Let us create a Pregnancy Massage Treatment Plan for your needs. Book Online today.

Who Needs A Massage Gift Voucher This Christmas?

Who Needs A Massage Gift Voucher This Christmas?

With less than 5 weeks to go until Christmas, it’s time to start thinking about your Christmas Shopping. If you are anything like me, you have barely purchased a thing for Christmas. We also have our son’s birthday 9 days before so double shopping needs to be done. I do not want to be going anywhere near Macarthur Square or Campbelltown Mall next month so looking for alternatives helps crowd fearing people like me. Massage is a gift that suits many people. Have you thought about who needs a Massage Gift Voucher this Christmas? The Person Who Has Everything We all have a family member who have everything you could think of to purchase them at Christmas. In this day and age we can pretty much get anything we want, when we want so material objects are easy to obtain. When it comes to self care though, this is often something we put last on our lists. So if you are stuck to find something creative, a Massage Gift Voucher will give that person something they don’t already have.  Grandma or Grandpa I have clients in their 70s, 80s and 90s. They are of the generation that worked hard and never really thought of themselves. Some of these clients are having their first massage ever at this age. They are also at a stage in life where they don’t want to accumulate more stuff. They would rather have experiences and finally take care of themselves. A Massage Gift Voucher leaves their house uncluttered (well no more than it already is) and gives them a wonderful way to relax. Massage can be more gentle for our older clients and care taken when helping them on and off the table.  The Person Who Puts Up With Pain Too Long We are all time poor and focused on caring for others. We often forget about ourselves and are put last on the priority list. We know that many people push through pain to make sure they fulfil their responsibilities. They complain and are not experiencing a good quality of life. Remedial Massage can help address the pain and improve their mood as the pain eases. Give the gift of Self Care with a Massage Gift Voucher.  Someone Who Deserves Your Thanks Are you looking for that perfect gift to say thank you to those that do so much for you? It can be difficult to purchase clothing as it may not fit. Or jewellery as you don’t know their style or size. With Massage it is a versatile tool that can be modified to the individual receiving this gift. If they need relaxation, the massage can be calm and relaxing. If they need a good working over, deep tissue massage can be applied. It’s a way to say thanks by helping them care for their health and their body. All you need to do is purchase the Gift Voucher and they can decide upon booking what they need. It’s the perfect way to say thank you. If you know someone who deserves a Remedial Massage Gift Voucher this Christmas, Contact Us today to make your purchase. Phone | 02 8964 1673 or 0414 990 335Purchase Online | www.evolutionhealthservices.com.au/gift-vouchersVisit Us | Suite 3, 150 Lindesay Street CampbelltownWith onsite parking and away from the Campbelltown CBD, you can avoid the crowds this Christmas. We hope you enjoy your Christmas and find that special someone the perfect Gift.