Preparation for Pregnancy
A focus on optimal health for prospective parents offers the best outcomes for your conception, pregnancy, birth, and postnatal period. It is important to take into account your whole being and look at your symptoms within the context of your life.
Holistic Massage helps alleviate many of the problems that you often just put up with – tight muscles, not being as flexible as you were, tightness in your neck and shoulders, musculo-skeletal aches and pains, stiff joints, feeling stressed, anxious, feeling tired, low in energy.
Therapeutic Remedial Massage will aid circulation, ease musculo-skeletal aches and pains, improve flexibility, and create an overall sense of relaxation which will help reduce stress and anxiety. A programme of stretches and exercises will help to maintain these benefits and help improve overall energy levels in your everyday life. A healthy mind and body lay a solid foundation for the best possible outcomes when embarking on your journey to start a family or add to your family.
During pregnancy, a woman’s body is in a constant state of change. By reflecting on what is occurring for each client, at each visit, we are able to massage our clients safely and confidently.
NurtureLife® Pregnancy Massage can address the various physical challenges of pregnancy that often cause discomfort, stress, and anxiety. It can act as an overall tonic and increase the expectant mother’s body awareness. Some of the many benefits of pregnancy massage are:
- Helps to soothe and relax nervous tension, helping the mother-to-be to sleep more easily and more deeply
- Relieves discomforts experienced during pregnancy such as backaches, hip pain, leg cramps, oedema, carpal tunnel etc.
- Promotes greater vitality and less fatigue
- Relaxes tense muscles, tones loose muscles, and can increase muscular flexibility – flexibility will be most helpful during the last trimester and birth itself
As Nurturelife® Pregnancy Massage Practitioners, we are able to offer positive and nurturing support for the mother-to-be during this very exciting time.
Massage for Labour
Massage can offer a wonderful support to the labouring woman, whether the partner or a designated support person performs it. Touch is soothing, calming and what connects us.
Throughout pregnancy, it is important for women to focus on increasing leg and pelvic flexibility in preparation for labour. Women need flexibility in order to labour efficiently and comfortably.
NurtureLife® for labour looks at how to best prepare the body to move through the waves of change in labour, while maintaining the mind-body-birth-baby-connection.
NurtureLife® techniques offer a set of specialised skills for the birth partner to easily adapt and utilise with the labouring woman.
Private sessions for couples, or mother-to-be and birth support person, are offered as part of NurtureLife® treatment. These sessions instill confidence in both the pregnant mother and the partner/support person. You can learn different massage techniques for various birthing scenarios.
Sessions are tailored to your needs whether you are a first time mother or already have children.
The early postnatal period is a time for your body to readjust and recover from the birth and pregnancy. New motherhood is both joyful and exhausting, as the body is undergoing many changes. It is an important time to enhance the mother’s physical and emotional wellbeing through a variety of methods, again focusing on massage.
The new mother needs to nurture herself as she nurtures and enjoys her baby. Postnatal massage promotes early recovery and a smooth transition into new motherhood.
Some of the benefits of NurtureLife® Postnatal Massage are:
- Promotes greater vitality and less fatigue for mothers
- Helps soothe nervous tension resulting in improved sleep
- Reduces baby blues and the sense of anxiety and stress
- helps regain strength and eases muscle tension
- relieves the breast feeding posture, relaxing the neck and shoulders
- Reduces swelling
- Strengthens and tones abdominal muscles
The postnatal period is also an important time for the mother-baby connection to develop. Promoting mother-baby bonding is just one of the wide range of benefits Infant Massage can offer.
It is important to understand the differences between massage for adults and massage for infants. Learn the correct strokes, timing and length of massage. It is essential that the correct techniques are learned from a qualified instructor.
Learn about the areas to be avoided, the best oils to use, how much pressure to use.
Learn how to understand your baby’s body language so that you can maximise the benefits of massage for your baby.
Experience some of the many of benefits of infant massage:
- improves wind, colic, reflux and constipation
- improves sleep and regulates sleep patterns
- boosts immune system
- can aid early diagnosis of potential health issues
- enhances coordination
- enhances emotions and improves mood, and reduces stress hormone levels
- promotes confidence, decreases stress and enhances bonding for caregivers
Research has shown infant massage to be of benefit not only to the child, but to the
caregiver as well.
|Regular Remedial Massage Consultations|
|Partner Training Session Massage for Labour||$220|
|Pregnancy Massage Packages*|
4 pregnancy massages
1 labour preparation
1 postnatal massage
|$800||(with discount pay only $740)|
|NurtureLife® Rose Bloom|
2 pregnancy massages
1 labour preparation
1 postnatal massage
|$540||(with discount pay only $500)|
1 pregnancy massage
1 postnatal massage
|$240||(with discount pay only $222)|
|(* discount available on purchase of these packages)|
|I hour introductory Lesson|
|• Private Group booking|
(minimum of 6 per class)
|• Private individual booking||$140|
|Extra Sessions-further techniques|
|• Group classes||$50/person/session|
|• Private classes||$140/session|
Gift Vouchers available for all services.
|Health Fund Rebates available (excluding infant massage classes). Credit cards and eftpos facilities available|