Can I get a massage during pregnancy?
Yes. During the first twelve weeks, your massage therapist should massage with caution. Make sure your therapist is qualified and has been trained in prenatal massage with normal and high-risk pregnancy. Trigger points in legs and feet are contraindicative for pregnancy & massage.
What experience does my prenatal massage therapist need?
If you seek the most qualified, your prenatal massage therapist should have 5 years of experience in all areas of massage, reflexology, and aromatherapy.
Always request to lie on your side for prenatal massage. Even in the earliest stages of pregnancy, this is important. Lying on your stomach is not recommended due to the strain of ligaments and strain to the lower back, You have worked very hard to keep your baby safe, see a therapist that values your and your baby’s safety.
What are the benefits of prenatal massage?
- Reduced back pain
- Reduced joint pain
- Improved circulation
- Reduced edema
- Reduced muscle tension & headaches
- Reduced stress & anxiety
- Improved oxygenation of soft tissues & muscles
- Better sleep
- Sciatica pain management
- Hormone balance
- Increased energy
Can I get a massage during cancer treatment?
Yes. We will need a doctors release stating you can have them, as well as a thorough intake session.
What are the benefits of a massage during cancer treatment?
It is beneficial for your overall health during treatment. Massage helps in so many ways from reducing edema, pain & fatigue. It increases your quality of life and improves coping skills.
Massage increases immune function. It is an essential form of breaking up scar tissue. Mind-body connection is essential for all forms of cancer. Human touch is healing, soothing and helps the body’s immune response.
Massage brings peace to the cancer patient and the patient’s family. Being sick can be a challenging emotional experience. Massage helps you center your body during a very stressful time and reduces the negative effects on your body.
How often should I receive a massage?
Based on what you’re seeing a massage therapist for they will create the perfect plan for you. Did you know muscles have memory?
Muscles are very smart, muscles signal appropriate reaction to stop the body from doing what it is that’s causing pain. Muscles guard, massage therapy retrains muscles to go back to natural form.
So in this respect consistency is key with timely massage. Remember if you have issues in your body it did not take a day to get them. It takes time to retrain your body.
A good common regimen is starting out a few times weekly to address issues, then revisit every two weeks.
Each reason is handled with complete care and thought by your massage therapist as to your return date for massage.