Pregnancy and Postpartum massage is a nurturing, nourishing treatment to support the day to day changes that occurs within your body. This holistic massage approach assists in enhancing relaxation, decreases anxiety and stress, pain relief balancing the flow of relaxing endorphins throughout the body. As a qualified NurtureLife™ massage therapist, Mel can provide a holistic perinatal therapy developed by Pregnancy Massage Australia.
Pregnancy is a constant state of change and Mel offers wonderful support through the perinatal period as the body undergoes many changes and works with you to help relieve the discomforts of pregnancy. Regular NurtureLife™ pregnancy massage helps to support the many changes occurring from week to week, allowing the body to adapt through the pregnancy. Mel will focus on the mother baby connection creating a warm, safe, secure nurturing environment where mum can rest relax and recharge.
In the lead up to labour, Mel will explore with you how to best prepare the body to move through the waves of change in labour, while maintaining the mind-body-birth-baby-connection. Mel will work with you to help instill confidence in teaching pregnant women how to open and create space in the pelvic area using specific techniques. Together, you will explore how to best support you through the first stage of labour allowing your body to comfortably move and adjust in this early stage. The focus is to reduce any fears or anxiety which will allow the body to produce the right hormones for the labour to progress, engaging a sense of connection and openness and create the perfect environment for you to feel safe, secure and nurtured.
The early postnatal weeks are the time that your body needs to rest and recover from the birth and pregnancy (which can also be exhausting, as the body is undergoing many changes!). A postnatal NurtureLife™ massages aim to enhance the mother’s physical and emotional wellbeing during this time through a variety of methods, again with massage as the central focus. Massages during the postnatal period are wonderful time to recharge readjust the mind and body to motherhood by allowing time to relax and to reduce any pain or discomforts onset in pregnancy or labour.