Pregnancy Massage reduces stress hormones in your body and relaxes and loosens tight muscles. It also improves blood flow, which is extremely important when you are pregnant. Pregnancy Massage will also aid the lymphatic system in helping to rid the body of built up impurities and toxins. Pregnancy places a lot of stress on your lower back, neck and shoulders. The additional weight from the growing baby will affect the abdominals, loosen ligaments and the hip joints, pulling your pelvis forward. This will certainly change your centre of gravity. These changes will lead to an increase in aches and pain throughout the body. Are you nervous about a pregnancy massage? Our trained RMT's are skilled with techniques that are appropriate for pregnancy and are also aware of techniques and positions to avoid. It is of utmost importance that you communicate with your RMT with regards to the areas you wish to focus on and any discomfort you may be experiencing generally or during your treatment. Pregnancy Massage is a wonderful addition to your prenatal healthcare regime and will promote your overall well-being and your journey to becoming a mother an enjoyable experience.
Clover Therapeutic Wellness Centre offers our mothers-to-be the choice of using a pregnancy "pillow support system”. It is used to help keep you in a more comfortable position during your massage that will in turn help your postural muscles and tissues relax that have changed throughout the course of your pregnancy. The pillow system has been designed to allow a pregnant woman in her earlier trimesters, to lay face down without the worry of placing pressure on her tummy or growing baby. This is an addition that many pregnant women enjoy, however it is not for everyone and if you choose not to use the pillow, modifications will be made to accommodate your needs and requests.