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    Can I have massage therapy if pregnant?

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  • Joanna Baker

    Nutritionist, Registered Nurse

    Everyday Nutrition founder Joanna Baker has been working in healthcare for 2o years. As an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and a Registered Nurse, she has seen … View Profile

    Yes you can, there are people who specialise in massage therapy. Try www.pregnancymasageaustralia.com.au I know they are located in melbourne, but if you are elsewhere in australia they may be able to recommend somewhere.

    Good luck
    Joanna

  • Jodie Buick

    Massage Therapist

    Dip MTDip Remedial MassageHolistic approach to treatmentsIndividual treatment plansSpecialises in: Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Lymph Drainage, Myofascial, Pregnancy, Sports Therapies, Trigger PointHealthshare Interview with Jodie BuickWhy … View Profile

    Yes you can have message therapy when you are pregnant. There is certain areas of the body that they need to avoid. For instance on the ankle, it is a point that can trigger you to go into early labour, so there are certain areas of the body they need to avoid.
    Also the position that you lie in can be different from if you are not pregnant, just so that there is not as much pressure on the stomach.

  • Barbara Swiatkiwsky

    Bowen Therapist, Massage Therapist

    I help women regain pain free movement using a hands on Australian technique called Bowen Therapy. Bowen technique uses gentle cross fibre “moves” to promote … View Profile

    You could also consider Bowen therapy which is also safe during pregnancy.
    Try the Bowen Therapy Federation of Australia website to find a qualified practitioner http://www.bowen.asn.au/therapists/

  • Anita Brickle

    Massage Therapist

    Anita is a qualified Remedial Massage Therapist graduating in 2012. She has a special interest in Manual Therapies including Remedial, Relaxation and Sports Massage. During … View Profile

    Yes of course, there are many benefits to having a massage whilst carrying a baby. It can aid with stress relief, reduce inflammation and relax your muscles as well as taking strain off your body. Most clinics will have a pregnancy pillow that is designed so you can still lye face down. During the 3rd trimester side lying is recommended.
    I love assisting pregnant women with their journey through pregnancy and they always love the treatment. 

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    Dr Craig Skicko

    Chiropractor

    Chiorpactor based in Glen Iris Victoria, Special intrest in family care, pregnancy, chiropractic for children and rehabilitation. Holistic approach to health with addition emphisis on … View Profile

    Massage is great for pregnancy

    We have women at all stages of pregnancy attend our clinic to see one of our Myotherapist or Remedial Massage therapist.
    Make sure who ever you are seeing is qualified and I would look at combining the massage with some core stability training and further assessment by a chiropractor as various studies show chiropractic to be very favourable in reducing back pain suffered by pregnant women and decrease labour times

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