Pregnancy Massage Therapy

A therapeutic touch, the very first step to a healthy lifestyle

Since 2008, Therapy One has been specializing in various types of pregnancy treatments including prenatal and postpartum massage therapy treatments. All our treatments are focused on the overall health and well-being of pregnant women. Our therapist are well experienced and specialized in treating common pregnancy related conditions such as Sciatic pain, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Thoracic outlet syndrome, Lymph edema and more.

1Prenatal Massage Therapy

Prenatal massage therapy shares many of the goals of regular massage therapy, such as relax muscles tension, decrease muscle pain, improve blood circulation and joint mobility. But the treatment overall uniquely modified to accommodate the needs of pregnant woman’s changing body. Treatment and the techniques can vary according the stages of pregnancy. Massage Therapy during pregnancy can be beneficial to pregnant women  with following conditions.

Sciatic Pain

Sciatic pain and/or piriformis syndrome during  pregnancy is mostly with compressed sciatic nerve due to the structural changes and piriformis muscle tightness. Our unique specialized Prenatal treatments with executrices are designed to address this condition to achieve maximum wellness and pain management. Benefits include: Decreases pin pricks, leg pain with  numbness/tingling down to feet  and reduced muscle tightness. Sciatic pain is very common with pregnancy and most women take control of their pain with our unique combination of massage therapy and exercises.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is very common with  pregnancy and happens when there is a collection  of fluid in the tissues in your wrist which places pressure on your median nerve to causes the tingling and/or numbness in your hand. Pregnant woman with these conditions may also experience  lack of coordination and grip in your fingers and hands muscles. Our prenatal therapies focus on reducing the edema to reduce median nerve compression and  pain with tingling or numbness. Unique stretching exercises are given to maintain the pain and muscle coordination.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome is another common condition with pregnancy. It happens mostly with tight pectoralis muscle due to abdominal weight and  postural imbalance. Our Prenatal therapies include muscle balancing and postural education to optimize your pregnancy. Unique chest opening exercise can be also helpful to reduce muscle tightness. Specific massage therapy treatment with specific techniques are applied with specific exercises to maintain muscle balance and tightness.

Cramps and Spasms

Cramps and spasms in pregnancy are mostly due to  the muscle tightens. Our unique approach with specific exercise plan is designed to maximize the wellness during pregnancy.   Our trained prenatal  therapist knows where a pregnant woman’s tight muscles are likely to be and would be able to provide some relief with our treatments. Our therapists spend time educating clients about their changing body teach them exercises according to their unique condition. Cramps and spasms during pregnancy is something could be controlled with massage therapy and  exercises.

2Postpartum Massage Therapy

Postpartum massage therapy has been proven to be very effective for a faster recovery from labour discomforts and better health. All body systems appreciate treatment after nine months of change, culminating with the delivery of the greatest miracle in life. Postpartum treatments are mainly focused on muscle  strength restoration. Pregnant women’s body goes through lots of functional and structural changes during the pregnancy which can affect the muscle performances after the delivery. For example:  abdominal muscles can be too relax, flaccid and hypotonic or toneless and may feel  weak when attempting to sit up. Advanced postpartum massage therapy helps restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, boost healing and assists with C-section recovery. About two-thirds of new moms experience temporary postpartum blues related to hormonal changes, new responsibilities and adjustment frustrations. Emotional support and the other benefits of massage can help during this transition. Specific treatments on affected muscle can help with muscle strengthening and also gain following benefits.

  • Post pregnancy postural awareness
  • Proper body mechanics to carry the baby
  • Decrease swelling
  • Better sleep
  • Postural awareness on breast feeding
  • Neck/shoulder/back  pain management
  • Supports healthy emotional state
  • Reduce stress hormone
  • Re-establishes pelvic and gluteal muscles strength
  • Increased oxygenation to soft tissues and muscles

Therapy One Advantages

Therapy one natural health centre has been focusing on pregnancy treatments since 2008. We work with gynaecologists through out the pregnancy to be on top of pregnant women’s general health condition. Our experienced massage therapist are trained to position pregnant woman on pregnancy table to maximise the benefits of pregnancy treatments.

  • Specialising on pregnancy treatments since 2008
  • We work with gynaecologists through out the pregnancy
  • Unique massage therapy treatments for common pregnancy related condition
  • Unique exercise plan for pain free pregnancy
  • Our therapists treats over 6 pregnant women a day
  • Special pregnancy table which allows pregnant woman  to receive massage in facing down position  through out pregnancy even at 9th month

Did you know most insurance companies and progressive extended health coverage cover up to 100% of any type of physiotherapy, Chiropractic and massage therapy treatments from a Registered Therapist? Using your benefits wisely throughout the year can keep you healthy forever. Please refer your insurance policy now!