Massage

Fertility Massage

Fertility Massage is designed to increase the blood flow to the reproductive organs.  The massage combined with acupressure/marma points which help to stimulate the body's natural hormones, thus increasing the chances for conception. Fertility massage is comprised of relaxing the muscles and using deep abdominal massage. The technique helps to loosen entangled tissue and free-up the reproductive organs. The acupressure points help to stimulate the energetic properties of the body.

It is very relaxing and feels great, it helps the body deal with stress. Stress has been linked to an increase in infertility among many women. Stress increases the amount of hormones in the body that may inhibit the implantation of the egg. Reducing the amount of stress in your life helps to improve your chances of getting pregnant.

Fertility Massage can benefit both partners who are using any form of Assisted Reproductive Technology. Whether it's AI, IUI, FAST, or IVF, the Fertility Massage can help provide a healthier environment in which these forms of reproductive technologies can do their work. All sessions are done a few days prior to the procedure, and never following the treatment

Maya Abdominal Massage is centred on the ancient Mayan techniques that reposition pelvic and abdominal organs that have dropped and restricted the five channels of flow in the body: blood, vein, lymph, nerve and chi energy. The technique works for both men and women by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic diseases. As with any other natural healing, Maya Abdominal Massage seeks to restore the body to its natural balance, known as homeostasis. The work is best known for the correction of the prolapsed, fallen, retro verted or tilted uterus and for the relief of many common reproductive, digestive, urinary and bladder complaints. For more info go to www.mamoz.com.au

Pregnancy Massage

What is prenatal massage?

Prenatal Massage is specially designed to support and nurture pregnant women and their changing bodies. Prenatal Massage will ease aches and pains, relax muscles, improve circulation, reduce swelling in hands and feet, and relieve fatigue.

How do you lie on the table?

Women lie on their back or front supported with pillows if during the early stages of pregnancy. When this becomes uncomfortable women can either use the belly bag lying on their stomach with the belly supported in a large cushion, or semi reclined for face up work and on their side supported by pillows for deep relaxing massage.

How can prenatal massage help me?

Pregnancy causes changes your posture and centre of gravity. This puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable, and your pelvis may shift and forward. The extra weight you're carrying plus postural shifts often cause aching lower back, neck and shoulders. As trained prenatal massage therapist Heather knows where a pregnant woman's sore spots are likely to be. Prenatal massage treatment is also deeply relaxing and calms the body and mind. Acupressure massage can also help to induce labour when women are full term.

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Benefits of Pregnancy Massage include:

  • Relaxation and stress reduction
  • Improve sleep (insomnia)
  • Relief from muscle cramps, spasms, and myofascial pain, especially in the lower back, neck, hips, and legs
  • Increase in blood and lymph circulation, which can reduce swelling
  • Reduces stress on weight-bearing joints
  • Improve digestion
  • Improves outcome of labour and eases labour pain
  • Enhances the pliability of skin and underlying tissues to reduce stretch marks and scar tissue
  • Stabilize hormones and providing support for the new mother with physical and emotional strains of pregnancy

Post Natal Massage

After giving birth the body craves nurturing touch to assist with the integration of this amazing transition into motherhood. Massage will ease away any aches and pains, melt away tension and tiredness. The stress from childbirth and time spent caring for your newborn is taxing on our body. Therefore post-natal massage not only gives nurturing and emotional support to help mothers gain back their lost energy, it also brings body back to its pre-pregnancy condition by retaining muscles and connective tissue.

Other benefits of Post-natal massage include:

  1. Provides relaxation for the exhausted body
  2. Relieves aches on shoulders and neck from carrying or feeding your newborn
  3. Realign the body weight to its original distribution
  4. Helps reinstate the uterus to its original state
  5. Eliminates excess body fluids, reduce fluid retention
  6. Tones the over stretched areas of skin, especially over the abdomen
  7. Promote blood circulation within the body
  8. Exfoliate dead cells and regenerate skin renewal

For mothers who delivered naturally, they can start their post-natal massage as soon as they are comfortable and ready. However, for caesarean section delivery, mothers are encouraged to wait for at least 2 weeks after delivery or when incision is properly healed before they could start their massage.