Pregnancy Massage

PRICES:

30 minute treatment:
Initial Consultation                 $50
Follow up Consultation             $45

50 minute treatment:
Initial Consultation                 $80
Follow up Consultation             $75

90 minute treatment:
Initial Consultation                 $125
Follow up Consultation             $120

During pregnancy a women’s body undergoes many structural and physiological changes. Some of the discomforts resulting from these changes can be effectively managed with pregnancy massage and include;

* Reduced stress and increased relaxation.
* Reduced neck, back, and joint pain.
* Relief from muscle spasms, cramps, and fibrosis.
* Reduced tension, fatigue, and headaches.

A pregnancy massage generally lasts for 50 minutes (other durations available if necessary). Throughout the massage you will be completely covered, only the area being worked on will be exposed. You will be positioned on your side supported by full length pregnancy pillows and will swap to the other side half way through your massage. During the earlier months of your pregnancy you may be able to spend time on your back, positioned appropriately with small pillows, however during the later months will be limited to side lying treatments.
It is advisable to avoid large meals and excess water consumption before your massage, however restrooms are close to the treatment room if required.

Due to the naturally increased risk of miscarriage during the 1st trimester,

MASSAGE TREATMENTS ARE ONLY OFFERED IN THE 2ND AND 3RD TRIMESTERS.

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING TO ENSURE THAT YOU ARE SAFE TO HAVE A MASSAGE:

If you have any of the following conditions or other known complications, you will need to obtain written consent from your supervising Doctor or Obstetrician before booking a massage;

* Threatened miscarriage
* Early labour
* Placental dysfunctions
* GEPH (Pre-eclampsia)
* Gestational diabetes
* Eclampsia (Toxemia)
* Heart disease (3rd trimester)
* Kidney and bladder diseases
* Any infectious disease
* Cancer or undiagnosed lumps

* Pre-pregnancy diabetes mellitus
* Cardiac, pulmonary, or liver disorders
* Chronic hypertension
* Previous problem pregnancy
* Multiple pregnancy
* Mother’s age under 18 or over 35
* Asthmatic mother
* RH-negative factor or maternal genetic problems, including DES exposure and other uterine abnormalities
* Risk of fetal genetic disorders
* Convulsive disorders
* abnormal fetal movement or heartbeat
* Systemic lupus erythematosus
* Severe varicose veins
* Thrombophlebitis
* Skin irritation and/or discharge