Most pregnant women experience discomforts and added stresses in their bodies at various times during their pregnancy, especially, close to due date. This may be why more and more women are discovering the benefits of having pregnancy massage.
There are many natural ways to induce labor, “Induction Massage” is one of them.
“Induction Massage” is not push baby out to induce labor, it is a relaxing massage combined with therapeutic and remedial techniques and acupressure applied to specific points of the body linked to the preparation of the body for labour. This is very important to have a qualified therapist who knows these sites and this is one of the reason’s why we can not massage some area’s earlier on in the pregnancy.
How does Induction Massage work on my body?
What is the difference between Pregnancy massage and Induction massage? The remedial massage therapists work on acupressure points which are normally avoided during pregnancy or in pregnancy massage, in the hope it can help to trigger labour. Those certain locations on the body have been found to be somewhat effective at not only naturally inducing labor, but assisting with the pain and discomfort associated with labor.
Our team work with you, depending on your situation, how long your due date is, and baby’s development etc, and we can work with long and relaxing strokes to muscles, fascia and attention to joint mobility to help you and baby prepare well. Every one is different and we cater a unique treatment plan which we both agree on.
Benefits of Induction massage
- It is natural! Therapists will work on the pressure points thought to encourage baby to move down into the birth canal, which would cause pregnant women to produce oxytocin – the “labor hormone.” Unlike induction with pitocin, which is synthetic oxytocin, acupressure is thought to encourage the body’s own natural processes.
- Less painful and shorter labors? This is every mom-to-be’s wish. Although there has been not enough studies to prove Induction Massage can make labor quickly and less pain. According to Midwifery today, women who receive pregnancy massage report less painful and shorter labors.
- Decreased anxiety, lower levels of stress hormones and higher levels of endorphin’s. As with normal massage, induction massage helps to relax and calm your body, easing tension and helping to create a clear and grounded space.
- All the benefits of Pregnancy massage, such as increasing flexibility in muscles and joints, relieving spasms and cramps , providing emotional support and physical nurture, and so on. Want to know more, please see here: http://alternativebodyworks.com.au/2015/07/need-pregnancy-massage/
If my baby breeches, could I have induction massage?
Pregnancy massage is the best way to release tension in your pelvis, hips, lower back and more, which may affect the position of your baby, and therapists need to work skillfully such as using acupressure points that can affect the baby’s positioning. If your body and baby are not ready, normally, we will not do Induction Massage for breech baby, so getting a doctors approval first is required. There are many reasons that cause baby breaches and it could happen in each trimester, when your due date comes close fetal movements increase, so can a natural shift in baby.
I want to have Induction Massage what would I do ?
“Induction Massage” should be avoided prior to 37-weeks to ensure the baby is fully developed. If you consider an induction massage, you should get your doctor or midwife’s approval and then seek out a certificated Massage Therapist. Please feel free to book online at anytime or call during office hours 08 89410810 for your appointment today!