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Remedial massage for pregnant ladies

Pregnancy is often depicted as a joyful nine months, but the physical reality of gestating another human being often includes a myriad of complaints that can usually benefit from a massage therapist’s expertise.

Prenatal massage is a type that's similar to regular massage – it aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. But prenatal massage is also customized to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.

Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, meaning your deep core, lower back and gluteus muscles work hard to keep your pelvis stable, and it also changes your posture, pulling your pelvis forward. Add to that the extra weight you're carrying and you may end up with a sore lower back.

At Wanaka Sports Massage we have a special pregnancy table so you can lie on your tummy, while it is supported in a sling, so the ligaments don t get strained.
This allows to get an effective release of muscle pain and tension knots.
We will always make sure that you are feeling comfortable during treatment, and communicate with you around that.