Pregnancy Massage

with

Yasmin Lang

Byron Bay Massage Therapist

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)
  • Anxiety
  • Sleep
  • Exhaustion

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 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

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.

Clinic Address: Unit 4/1 Belongil Crescent, Byron Bay, NSW 2481

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.