Hey Congratulations you’ve found out your having a baby – What Now?
You’ve heard all the things your friends and family have told about what to expect, Morning sickness, weight gain, pain, swelling Back aches, tiredness need I continue?
But hey there is a plus side to this- the miraculous body transformations altering every system in your body- and with that does come different aches /pains, SO if you haven’t had a massage before now is a PERFECT time to start! Not only will you benefit from a pregnancy massage singapore but your little growing life inside you will also.
Bodywork (massage) will ease your pregnant body as it transides through each changing trimester, Improving maternal and infant health in a myriad of ways.
–Eases muscular aches/discomforts
–Aids in digestion
–enhances blood and lymph circulation
–promotes body and mind awareness
Pregnancy massage will also prepare mother for labor/birth.
Support lactation and can assist in any postpartum depression.
FIRST TRIMESTER MASSAGE
In the first trimester the client is able to lye on her stomach
(obviously if nipple pain is to server) on her side or back.
Deep Pressure points are to be avoided in first trimester
Long relaxing strokes are great.
SECOND TRIMESTER MASSAGE
In the second trimester the lady may not be able to lay on her stomach so side laying or a pregnancy table is preferred.
From week 13 onwards a small pillow should be placed under her right hip this tilts the pelvis to the left and shifts the uterus off the inferior vena carva (a vein) and facilitating the return of blood to the heart.
THIRD TRIMESTER MASSAGE
After the sixth month of pregnancy the unborn can sense massage of the abdomen and responses to the touch, pregnant women can do their own bellies daily not only when her belly begins to grow but as so as she finds out she is pregnant, moisturizing cream as this is soothing and bonding (great to help with stretch marks) she may even notice her unborn responding to her touch.
The latter stages of pregnancy massage can assist in swollen legs feet, assist lumbar pain /discomfort and help prepare the body for labor and childbirth, plus general feeling of relaxation.
Once the women begins labor, pregnancy massage singapore can be helpful, the father to be ,can assist in this , circular motions on her lower back can help labor pains, whether she is laying on her side or sitting in chair or bath/shower. This will aid in comfort and reassurance and help him to feel useful.
Massage during labor can assist in reducing anxiety and stress which can stall labor and help replace it with endorphins which will facilitate a healthy labor.