About Pregnancy Massage
Lower back pain and swollen feet? As the body changes during pregnancy many women experience general aches and pains. The relaxing effect of a nurturing and gentle massage can assist with these symptoms.
Is it safe to have a massage while pregnant? While gentle massage is generally considered safe, especially where administered by a trained professional, always ensure your suitability for massage by visiting your GP. For more information see our Q&A.
Many women have found that pregnancy massage can be a helpful addition for prenatal care. A pregnancy massage can involve the use of many different techniques, but Innermost Harmony favours a gentle approach. The hands-on therapy focuses on sore muscles and the soft tissues of the body. The treatment can support to reduce stress, release tension and contribute to general health and well-being. The massage will be personalised depending on the individual needs of the client.
Evaluation will be based on the stage of pregnancy, your medical history and current symptoms. The therapist will discuss what you would like to achieve from your sessions and begin developing a treatment plan. It is essential to seek treatment from qualified practitioners.
At Innermost Harmony, our therapists are highly trained and dedicated to guarantee a safe experience. However, it is always important to check with your doctor before seeking any additional treatment during pregnancy.
- Uses gentle massage techniques
- Contributes to Health & Well-being
- Personalised Massage Based on Individual Needs
- Hands-On Therapy
- Qualified Practitioners
- Dedicated to Safe Experience
Benefits of Massage
for Pregnant Women
At Innermost Harmony we offer a range of therapeutic services including pregnancy massage and spa treatment. The benefits of this service can assist with improving sleep, reduction of anxiety and decreases in stress. It may provide emotional support and assist with the relief of pain during pregnancy.
Circulation can be affected by pressure of the uterus on major blood vessels, causing parts of the body to become swollen. The massage may provide relief from these symptoms.
Innermost Harmony Therapist’s do not ever work on the pregnant woman’s abdomen but on the peripheral areas and the parts of the back that are being affected by the pressures associated with pregnancy.
Pressure can also affect the pelvis and lower back, causing unnecessary discomfort and tension. Particularly, this tension contributes to the swelling of the legs, straining the surrounding nerves, such as the sciatica.
Several studies indicate the massage regulates stress hormones, which alleviates symptoms of anxiety. This can greatly improve sleeping habits, mental clarity and mood. Prenatal massage can help with:
- Lower Back Pain
- Aches (Legs & Feet)
Why Choose Us
Yasmin Lang has lived in the Byron Bay area most of her life and Innermost Harmony has been providing massage and complementary health services of the highest standards and integrity in the Ballina / Byron Bay region for many years. We aim to empower clients to re-establish balance and encourage the body’s own ability to self-heal. We provide a warm and nurturing environment during our sessions. We will adapt to the individual circumstances of our clients and will only tend to the areas that have been specified. Treatments incorporate the use of massage oils and creams that are safe during pregnancy.
- Warm and nurturing environment
- Adapt to stages of pregnancy
- Re-establish balance
- Support for the body
How it Works
After a treatment plan has been discussed and agreed upon, you will be given privacy to undress and a warm towel to cover yourself. A massage table will be set up and the practitioner will demonstrate the safest position for you to lay down.
The first session will be generally scheduled for 70 minutes. Ongoing appointments will be arranged for 60 minutes, although can be designated for 30, 40 or 90 minutes depending on your availability.
The massage itself will be based on the needs you have expressed within your treatment plan and will be used to support your personal comfort. You won’t be asked to lie in a position that makes you feel uncomfortable or have any treatment technique that you indicate you do not want.
Depending on your circumstances, a pregnancy massage can focus on the whole body (excluding the abdomen) or the specific areas that are causing discomfort. These include:
- The Back
- Head, Face & Neck
- Hands, Arms & Shoulders
- Feet & Lower Legs
- Calves & Thighs
What Our Clients Say
I have had a number of massages with Yasmin, some of these were during my last pregnancy. Yasmin is so caring in her approach and my body has thoroughly enjoyed her massages, as have I!
If you are ever in the Byron/Ballina area I highly recommend you book a session with Yasmin and experience the amazingness of what she offers.
Right from the beginning of my pregnancy I decided I would nurture myself with regular pregnancy massage. Yasmin’s massage supported me to deeply relax which is why I always come back! My workplace gifted me one of the massages which is amazing support as I work in hospitality and am on my feet for long hours. If you are wanting to give a gift to a woman who is pregnant, but not sure of what baby clothes to buy, gifting a massage is a great option!
I don’t usually have massages however I was given a gift voucher for a pregnancy massage. I could not believe how wonderful I felt during and after this beautiful massage treatment which included a warm foot bath for my tired legs, special touches warm towels then massaged with warm oils while listening to sound of the waves. Yasmin brings so much care and nurturing to the massage. I look forward my next visit.
Wonderful therapeutic massage, that was gentle firm and very effective, it left me feeling light and absolutely refreshed. very professional attentive. Highly recommended!
I cannot recommend Yasmin enough, we are a group seven women on our annual weekend away and for the past 4 years Yasmin sets up her mobile table at our resort. The massages take all our stresses away, balanced and revitalised which sets the mood for the whole weekend. This professional service gives the opportunity to trust and deeply relax. Thank you.
Professional and intuitive is the best way to describe a treatment from Yasmin
I found Yasmin punctual and efficient in every thing she did. There was a feeling of trust that allowed me to let go of any anxiety I might have had. This allowed me to get much more from the massage. The integrity and professionalism that Yasmin worked in was of the highest level. I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a massage therapist.
Where We Service
Innermost Harmony’s clinic and mobile massage service is based in Byron Bay NSW. Our mobile service offers massages in the following areas: Bangalow, Ocean Shores and Ballina.
New Client Address: 70 Dolphin Drive, West Ballina, NSW 2478
Frequently Asked Questions
$100 -hour $140 – 1.5 hours
1 hour or 1.5hrs
At your first massage therapy session, the practitioner will ask you about any symptoms you may have (like lower back pain), your medical history and discuss with you what you expect to achieve from the massage session.
You will experience the safety of a warm and nurturing space– the massage treatment provides for you to re-connect with self and as you deeply relax you allow your awareness to expand. The massage can then become a profound nurturing experience promoting each individual’s own self-healing ability.
While gentle massage is generally considered safe, especially where administered by a trained professional, always ensure your suitability for massage by visiting your GP especially if you suspect you have a high risk pregnancy due to preeclampsia or high blood pressure, if you experience severe morning sickness or nausea or have a previous history of miscarriage. This is especially important in your first trimester. Blood clots and deep vein thrombosis and abdominal pain or bleeding are also high risk factors.
Whilst supporting the body and its being as a whole, it can support women who are experiencing a range of symptoms common in pregnancy such as: Lower back pain, Aching legs and feet, Anxiety, Exhaustion, Nausea, Sleeping issues.