Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage by Anne Cifuentes
26 Ridgevale Drive, Helensvale 4212, on the Gold Coast.
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Come and visit my brand new purpose-built clinic at Helensvale.
You will feel safe, supported and comfortable during this most nurturing of massages.
Many of the stresses that the body endures during the prenatal and postnatal periods can be alleviated through the hands of a professional massage therapist, particularly one like myself, experienced in working with pregnant women. Pregnancy massage also offers you one of the most enjoyable and effective ways of not only reducing stress, but of promoting physical and emotional well-being and making you feel pampered.
Soothing, nurturing touch, combined with focused individualized attention to the woman's physical and emotional needs, helps create relaxation and balance in the body, and encourages a healthy, smoothly functioning state, with reduced fear and anxiety.
My pregnant clients feel confident and reassured by my experience and background as both a midwife for 25 years and a remedial massage therapist for 14 years. I have studied and attended many additional seminars and workshops and I am certified in pregnancy massage.
You will also feel relaxed, knowing I am aware when massage is not appropriate, know what precautions to take and pressures to use and how to position you comfortably and safely. A full and detailed medical and pregnancy history will be taken before the massage and I also allow time to discuss various issues and answer questions.
Come and experience why many women, after having one pregnancy massage with me, return time and time again and continue the massages right up until their baby is due.
I can also offer you advice on posture, safe exercises and stretches and lifestyle issues, to help relieve any discomfort. Addressing these issues will compliment and enhance the benefits of the massage itself.
As an experienced midwife, I can also offer advice regarding massage techniques for you and your partner, to help with the discomfort of labour.
Relaxation, emotional support and nurturing touch.
Reduction of nervous tension, neck or back pain and leg cramps.
Reduced stress, fatigue, and insomnia.
Improved blood flow, reduced swelling in feet and hands.
My extensive experience and training in pregnancy massage ensures your ultimate comfort and safety and you will always be positioned appropriately for your stage of pregnancy. I choose not to position you face down as some do, as this is not a normal position while pregnant and can be very uncomfortable for some.
After the first trimester, you will be positioned on your side, supported with a range of pillows. The whole body can be massaged in this position, with extra focus if necessary on any problem areas and finishing with a relaxing face and foot massage. Many of my clients describe it as feeling like they are 'lying in clouds'.
You will feel truly pampered.
Motherhood provides many rewards and challenges. Your body is recovering from the pregnancy and birth, as you care for your new baby. Tiredness and fatigue are common as a new mother as you focus on your many roles as mother, partner and possibly wage-earner.
A postnatal massage can help alleviate some of the stress and strain on the body as a result of lifting, carrying and feeding your baby.
Often poor posture while breastfeeding your baby can also result in muscle tension, back and neck pain. As an experienced midwife and educator, I can also offer advice on posture and good feeding positions.
Massage can provide an important 'time out' with focused attention on you. It will lift your energy levels, ease tension and stress and make you feel relaxed.