Pregnancy Massage

Though there are people that would proudly tell the whole world about their pregnancy, there are others who’d rather keep it to themselves. They want to keep it a secret until the pregnancy begins to show.

However, when it comes to massage, the more you let the massage therapist know about your pregnancy, the better. A professional pregnancy massage therapist needs to know if you are pregnant and how far you are in the pregnancy. He also needs to know if you’ve suffered from any pregnancy-related complications in the past or your current pregnancy.

Here are some of the benefits you’ll get from this disclosure:

You Will Get Customized Massage Services

Once you inform the massage therapist about your pregnancy, he will use techniques that will not only benefit you but your unborn baby as well. He will know the places he should massage, the right pressure to use during the massage. The information will also help in choosing massage oils that will not lead to preterm labor.

The Spa Will Assign a Qualified Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Though all professional massage therapists have undergone training, some have gone a step further to train on pregnancy massage such as at The Spa and Lash Studio Clearfield. By informing the spa management about your pregnancy, they will ensure that the massage therapist trained on pregnancy massage is available for your massage.

You Will Schedule the Best Time for Your Massage

During the early stages of your pregnancy, you may be struggling with morning sickness which may get in the way of your massage. The massage therapist will schedule your massage at a time when the sickly feeling is over especially in the evening hours.

He Will Provide the Pillows and Other Materials Needed to Keep You Comfortable

By telling the massage therapist that you are expectant, he will make sure that everything in the massage room is conducive for you. For instance, he will provide pregnancy pillows for your comfort and ensure that they do not have any smell that could trigger vomiting.

For your safety and that of your unborn child, it is important to inform the massage therapist about your pregnancy. If you don’t want other people to know about your pregnancy at this stage, you can tell the massage therapist to keep the information private.

You Safety Will be Guaranteed

As a pregnant woman, you are not only responsible for yourself but your unborn child as well. If the massage therapist uses intense pressure on your trigger points, you may lose your pregnancy. What is worse, in this case, is that you cannot blame the massage therapist for your loss.

Pregnancy Massage

Do not put the life of your child at risk just because you want to keep the good news to yourself. In any case, massage therapists are professionals who will not go about broadcasting news about your pregnancy to others. What you discuss in private remains private until you decide to let others know or time comes when the pregnancy will be evident to everyone.

Fundal Massage

A fundal massage also referred to as uterine massage is conducted on a pregnant woman to reduce intense bleeding and muscle cramps in the uterine region. After childbirth, the uterus goes through a strong contraction in an effort to return to its initial size before the pregnancy and this may be painful.

Before a fundal massage, the massage therapist will have a look at the uterus to determine how lose it is. He will use his fingers to measure the position of the uterus either below or above the belly button.

If the uterus is hard and is on its way to full recovery, the massage therapist will carry our deep and firm massage until it gets back to its initial shape.

A fundal massage can be painful considering that you have just gone through a painful experience when giving birth. The end result is, however, worth the pain as the recovery will take place faster than the person who chose to skip the massage.

A mother who has gone through a C-section can also undergo a fundal massage as long as it is carried out by a professional massage therapist.

The following are the benefits of undergoing a fundal massage after delivery:

  • It will stop excessive bleeding from the uterus
  • Any foreign material in the uterus will be expelled with the help of the massage.
  • It will ensure that the uterus shrinks back to its original shape
  • If there is an abnormality in the uterus, it will be detected early enough and the right treatment sought to pre3vent the complication from becoming worse.
  • A fundal massage will ensure that there will be no clotting of blood in the uterus or an infection that is brought about by allowing unwanted substances to remain in the uterus.

A woman who has given birth deserves to look good again and this is only possible if she will be able to have the uterus back to normal as soon as possible. Having a fundal massage at a professional spa will speed up the recovery process and protect any further complication.

Be consistent in the fundal massage sessions for at least two weeks within which the uterus will have contracted back to its original state. You will notice that the uterus will become smaller and will return to its original position near the pubic bone.

The discharge that is coming out of the vagina should change color with time as the healing process progresses. If you notice that the bleeding is getting worse, or you notice a strange smell coming out of the uterus, you should seek medical attention as this could be a sign of an infection that is more complicated.

There should be clear communication with the massage therapist so that in case the massage is making you too uncomfortable, you can postpone it until you get better. Ensure that the massage therapist knows the proper way of carrying out the massage before you lie on that massage table due to the sensitivity of the massage. If you realize that the spa does not have a history of carrying out such types of massage, you should look for another massage therapist until you are satisfied that you are in the right hands.


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