At Sage for the Soul we have scented oils available that are safe for pregnancy and made specifically for each trimester. These can be incorporated into your treatment by either adding them to a diffuser or the massage carrier oil to be used on your body. Also available is a lovely cooling gel that can be used on your legs once the oil has been wiped off, it is very soothing for aching swollen legs and is designed for pregnancy.
Pregnancy is a special time in a woman's life. Many changes to the body are experienced throughout pregnancy, making it important to find a massage therapist that has been trained specifically in Pregnancy Massage.
At Sage for the Soul we offer Pregnancy Massage throughout all three trimesters. There has been a common misconception that pregnancy massage should be avoided in the first trimester. This is only correct when the therapist has not been formally trained in pregnancy massage. It has been recently acknowledged by the Massage and Myotherapy Association (formerly AAMT), with the board agreeing that first trimester massage is safe only if the therapist is a trained pregnancy massage practitioner.
The massage treatment is tailored to your individual needs, and the trimester you are in.
A pregnancy client medical form will be filled out at consultation to make sure it is safe for you to receive a pregnancy massage.
The aim of a pregnancy massage is to improve your movement by increasing flexibility with your muscles and joints, through gentle massage, mobilisation, release and stretching techniques.
Along with all the benefits listed above, pregnancy massage also helps with your breathing, which can become restricted due to increased pressure on the respiratory system from the growing baby.
With almost every pregnancy massage treatment you will be in a side-lying position, with appropriate bolsters and pillows for support.
The clinic is the perfect setting for relaxation. We have created a space that is aesthetically pleasing and invokes a sense of calm as soon as you walk into the room.
If this is your first Pregnancy Massage at Sage for the Soul we request that you arrive 20 minutes prior to your booking time. Arriving early allows time to fill out the required paperwork, assess your personal needs, and gives you the maximum time to receive your treatment.