Pre-natal & Post-natal Massage

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PREGNANCY AND POSTNATAL MASSAGE

How Is Pre and Post Natal Massage Different to Normal Massage?

The mother undergoes a number of physical, physiological and emotional changes during and after pregnancy. 

The massage therapists at Health2u are physios and are knowledgeable of these changes and the safe and comfortable positions to put the mother in when carrying out the massage. In pregnancy massage, the massage is softer and more gentle to help protect the developing baby and different methods and techniques are used. There are also certain pressure points that need to be avoided in the massage while the mother is pregnant to ensure the massage is fully safe to mother and child which a qualified pre/postnatal massage physiotherapist under Health2u will be aware of. 

What Are The Benefits Of A Prenatal Massage?

Pregnancy massage is a therapy treatment which like other massages can help relieve stress from body’s muscles, remove sore areas including nerves and help with relaxation. The constant strain on the muscles and joints in the body can cause excessive pain and the areas that hurt are normally the areas under the most stress. Prenatal massage can help relieve this strain and our physiotherapists have specific experience in the pressure points that can be massaged to help with morning sickness, reducing anxiety and sleep.

  1. It also helps blood circulation and the lymphatic system helping to ensure blood flow is healthy to both mother and baby.
  2. The pregnancy massage helps to stabilise hormone secretion which helps calmness and leads to fewer mood swings. Anxiety is also lowered and sleep improved and changes of prenatal depression significantly reduced.
  3. For the back, sacroiliac pain and sciatic pain the massage can help reduce tension around the affected nerves and muscles.
  4. Hormonal pigmentation on the body can be lightened. stretch marks can be prevented and less fluid retention and cramping in the legs. Toxins can be flushed out from the body and constipation lessened.
  5. Regular massage during pregnancy has been showed to help the labour go smoothly.

What Are The Benefits Of A Postnatal Massage with Health2u?

Postnatal Massage can be just as important and of benefit as massage during pregnancy. When carried out by a physio the benefits can include:

Breastfeeding Relief 

The massages can include lymphatic massage to help improve milk flow when breastfeeding and reduce any soreness from excess fluid accumulation (engorgement) in the breasts.

Massaging & Release Around the Stomach 

By working on the stomach itself recovery can be speeded up resolving any post op tenderness and help with slimming and firming of the stomach at a much quicker pace.

Body & Joint Aches 

Body Aches that started during pregnancy can continue after birth with also the additional aches and pains that can happen in the lower back, upper back, chest and shoulders/arms that arise from breastfeeding and carrying/lifting of the baby.  Normal massages can help superficially but massages by a physio can include manual therapy and help cure the cause of your pain rather than just make it feel better temporarily. 

C Section Scar Massage

By being addressed early on with massage then scar tissue adhesions and sensitivity can be helped and other internal issues down the line that can occur with an immobile scar can be prevented.  Cosmetically a mobile scar will also heal and therefore look better.

When Can I Have Pre or Postnatal Massage?

Some prefer to avoid massages in the first trimester due to the fragility of the rapidly growing embryo in this stage. As soon as the 2nd trimester starts the massages can be started and postnatal massages can happen any time after birth.

How Often Should I Have Massages?

For optimum results, we recommend twice weekly massages in the 2nd trimester and once weekly massages in the 3rd trimester. After birth, the massages can be as often as required to give the benefits you are looking for such as pain relief, general wellbeing and slimming/firming of the stomach.

If you would like to try a pre or postnatal massage with one of the physiotherapists under Health2u just send us a whatsapp to +65 8358 2144 or email us at info@health2u.sg.

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    Dr Aruna Vijaya RatnamAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Dr Aruna Vijaya Ratnam was awarded the Mid-term scholarship in 2012 and graduated from the University of Queensland in 2013 with her Bachelor of Physiotherapy. She then went on to complete her Clinical Doctorate in Physical therapy with Nova Southeastern University in 2018. She is also a certified lymphodema and wound management therapist by the International Lymphodema and Wound Training Institut...

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    Ezora WongAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Ezora is a Certified physiotherapist with 4 years of experience in an acute hospital and specialised in Musculoskeletal outpatients for 2 years. A highly independent and efficient individual who is able to juggle a high case load. Motivated and passionate about serving the community and placed a great emphasis on patient-centeredness. Ezora can speak fluent English and Cantonese. While at Ng Te...

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    Katie FraineRehab Specialist & Massage Specialist
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    Katie qualified as a physiotherapist in the United Kingdom in 2008 with a First Class Bachelors Honour Degree. Working in both the National Health Service and private hospital settings, Katie has specialised as a senior physiotherapist and developed a greater love for Musculoskeletal outpatients, Orthopaedics, Elderly Rehabilitation and Women’s Health. Katie had her first child in 2015, which...

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    Rebecca AldridgeRehab & Exercise Specialist, Bone Conditioning Expert & Massage Therapist
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    Rebecca started Health2u in Singapore following the success of Physiocomestoyou Ltd in London and the UK which is still running strong. Both companies were developed to address the gap in the market for a professional service providing physiotherapy, massage and exercise to people at home and work. Rebecca has over 16 years of physiotherapy experience having qualified in 2002 and spent 7 years wit...

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    Sharmala PillayAHPC Registered Physiotherapist
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    Sharmala has been working as a physiotherapist for 14 years. She started out in community rehabilitation before moving to the sports and musculoskeletal field. She has work experience in sports and musculoskeletal field since 2008 when she was practising at the Singapore Sports School. Since 2010, she started working private physiotherapy and doctor’s clinics. She has a passion for treating A...

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    diastasis recti correction

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