Pregnancy Massage

Maui Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy Massage in Maui is very special.  Maui is known as “Mother Maui” and many come here for the comfort of the elements and feel the Islands nature to nurture the divinity of the feminine.  Certainly the sunshine and the warm salty air attribute to why Maui is a destination of choice for those who are taking a holiday from a their busy lifestyles, and “Mother Maui” is a very fitting term of endearment to this island of warmth. Pregnancy Massage is one of my favorite styles of massage.  I love the nurturing energy of it, and I feel blessed to able to connect with Moms and their little ones during this amazing miracle of life. Precautions are taken based on how many months you are into your pregnancy. No matter distance you are into your journey, Bloom massage works is here to support you, and is a qualified choice of therapy for your pregnancy massage services.  Pregnancy Yoga is also a great way to keep your hormones balanced and your body strengthened and stretched out.  Pregnancy Yoga classes are geared towards targeting the specific areas of tension that the pregnant mom will increasingly be challenged by.  Yoga and Massage are among the most beneficial pregnancy services.

Pregnant Massage Comfort

Special Pregnancy massage pillows that are designed do support and cradle the belly and chest allow mama to relax face-down, while we unwind all of those areas of strain and tension. Additionally, a wonderful side-lying position is perfect for providing some of the best back, neck and shoulder relief there is to be had! I use a high end brand of pregnancy support cushions which are ultra comfy and supportive for the face down portion.

Prenatal Massage Aromatherapy and Oils

Essential oils for the specific use of pregnancy massage have been used for many thousands of years. I use special aromatherapy for pregnancy massage services, as well. Peppermint is soothing and eases nausea, as does ginger, and when nausea is not an issue, vanilla/sandalwood creates a warming sacred space for your special massage.  Further into your pregnancy, as your skin begins to stretch out, cocoa butter will be used as a base to help nourish and condition the skin and protect it from stretch marks. Once a woman is postpartum, massage with the added benefit of aromatherapy is uplifting to the psyche. My aromatherapy blend for postpartum massage features organic lemon, mandarin, and vanilla, with subtle notes of rosewood, jasmine, and bergamot.

Pregnancy Massage FAQ

Q: What some of the precautions of pregnancy massage in the first trimester?

Massage during the first trimester is safe, unless otherwise advised by a doctor.  Prenatal massage is beneficial in all areas with the exception of the belly and low back, which is to be avoided until the second trimester, as this is a fragile time of pregnancy.  By the second trimester of your pregnancy, massage is much needed in these areas and it is perfectly safe at this time for some great low back work, and light circular massage on the belly with cocoa butter, to help prevent stretch marks and loosen the tight skin. You’re baby’s first massage!  I am specifically trained to assist you at all times during your pregnancy as well as in the postpartum period.

Q: I heard you shouldn’t have your feet massaged when you are pregnant. Is that true?

Your feet need relief from pressure and swelling now more than ever.  However, certain acupressure points around the ankles and feet, when aggressively worked, can bring on contractions. During labor this can be handy, but those specific places and techniques are carefully avoided until that time. This is one of the many reasons to see a knowledgeable pregnancy massage therapist.

Q: Do I have to stop receiving massage as I approach my due date?

Massage for women on bed rest is modified (very light pressure on extremities and no abdominal massage) and your doctor should always be consulted if you have special circumstances, however massage is beneficial throughout the pregnancy and in the postpartum period.

Q: How often should I receive massage when I am pregnant?

A: Each woman and each pregnancy is different, so there is no standard answer for this question. If you are planning to use pregnancy massage therapy as an integral part of your prenatal care we suggest once a month in the first trimester, and twice a month in the second and third. If you are having a difficult pregnancy with back pain, sharp leg and hip pains or sleeplessness we recommend increasing your session a 90 min massage or coming once a week in the last trimester.

POSTPARTUM MASSAGE

Q: How long should I wait to get massage therapy after delivering?

In most cases, as soon as you like. Postpartum massage therapy can aid in recovery as soon as an hour after delivering.  Postpartum massage It is great to get the circulation going, and to flush out the lactic acid that builds up from labor. Many women report needing work on their neck and shoulders after this strenuous endeavor,.  Women who have had a Cesarean-section generally need to wait a few weeks and bring written approval from their physician. Infant massage is a great way to connect with you new baby, as it helps establish a loving bond, boosts the immune system, and helps establish neurological connections between baby’s developing mind and body.  Once your baby is home, I can demonstrate some wonderful techniques for you to use on your baby.  Postpartum Yoga is also a great Idea to bring the body back into balance after pregnancy.

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