(PLEASE NOTE BEFORE BOOKING: Pregnancy Massage at The Sanctuary on Richmond is not recommended or permitted until the third trimester of pregnancy).
It is contraindicated due to a safety precaution where we do not want to cause any major complications or risks to mother and child, such as miscarriage. This is specifically contraindicated with woman who are high risk pregnancies or have major health concerns during pregnancy. If you are a high risk pregnancy a written document from your physician or midwife will need to be presented upon your appointment. If you have any concerns before making your booking or questions please don’t hesitate to give us a call.
If you are looking for a Pregnancy Massage in Auckland, The Sanctuary on Richmond can provide you with the right type of service. A wonderful choice for mothers to be! Pregnancy Massage is a combination of relaxation massage and deep tissue. The massage therapist adapts their techniques to address changes a woman goes through during her pregnancy. In the early stages a more relaxing approach is taken to help loosen off muscles that are tight and niggly due to stress and tension. As the pregnancy progresses the treatment will accommodate more flowing movements to move any problematic fluid areas, focus on the lower body region to loosen tight muscles in preparation for the birth, and may also incorporate the arms, hands and feet in cases of swelling. Pregnancy Massage can be beneficial for conditions such as stress and anxiety, sore back and hips, headaches, pregnancy related RSI, pubic symphysis, restless legs, sleep deprivation/tiredness, and fluid retention. It is important to prepare the body and aid the changes instead of trying to fight it. Pregnancy is a joyful time in everyone’s lives but it is also the most taxing on the body so it makes sense to keep your body moving and at optimal health during this time. Pregnancy massage is offered in our clinic at 45 or 60 minutes per session. Please discuss your needs with the massage therapist. They will be happy to tailor a massage solution for you that is effective as well as addressing your individual ever changing needs during this time.