Pregnancy

The benefits of pregnancy massage are numerous; however more specifically they include:

  • Relief from muscle cramps
  • Reduction of swelling
  • Relief from tension
  • Reduces pain especially in the lower back, neck, shoulders, hips and legs
  • Reduces stress and anxiety
  • Promotes relaxation
  • Prepares muscles and joints for labour and birth

At Phoenix Therapies Pregnancy Centre we use a specially designed bodyCushion for pregnancy massage. The bodyCushion was designed by an orthopaedic specialist with the goal of creating the ultimate in comfort for the client whilst giving the therapist better results in treatment. The bodyCushion provides a safe and comfortable support for pregnant clients and adjusts to individuals of all shapes and sizes while relieving breast discomfort.

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The bodyCushion is extremely therapeutic, giving decompression of joints, relaxation of muscles and pressure away from the hips and gives more support than the tables with a hole in the middle for your belly, which can put too much strain on the ligaments of the uterus and really do not offer anywhere near the support that the bodyCushion does.

We are so convinced that you will love using the bodyCushion that we are happy for you to come in any time and test it out so that you can feel how comfortable it is yourself before making your pregnancy massage appointment.

Massage is a fantastic way to help you relax during this important stage of your life, and your little one will love it too as they will sense that you are calm and relax

ed. Celebrate your pregnancy by nurturing yourself during this special time.

You may also be able to claim a rebate on your massage from your health insurance depending on your level of cover.

Testimonial:

Vicki’s massage during my pregnancy was just wonderful and for me expecting twins, it made the 9 months just that bit more bearable. As I suffered from back pain prior to my pregnancy, the massage not only helped with that and the extra strain the twins put on my body but it also helped me relax and feel calm when my anxiety levels were raised. Being our first pregnancy and also high risk twins, the stress levels were raised quite a few times and the massage always made me feel a lot less stressed and calmer for days after. I suffered terrible morning sickness for the first 18 weeks and the first massage I had with Vicki, the symptoms all but disappeared the day after. This was the start of what would become regular sessions and I always looked forward to lying on the special pregnancy cushion and floating away! I’m sure if I hadn’t have had those massages, my bo

dy would have been a lot worse once the twins were born and I wouldn’t have had as many great nights sleep that I did when I had the massages. I am forever thankful to Vicki for making my pregnancy just that bit more bearable and I can’t say enough about the beautiful and soothing pregnancy oils she used. It was heaven!

Linda, Atwell