Pregnancy massage Utrecht

Therapeutic prenatal pregnancy massage Utrecht. With a baby on the way, your body and mind are in full swing. Your body and your belly in particular are making room for your growing baby, which can cause discomfort. Thoughts about the your and your baby’s health, childbirth, maternity time and parenthood can be unsettling.

Then, pregnancy massage can help to release tensions and worries and relieve aches in your back, relax muscle tension, and address leg cramps. Fewer aches and pains can lead to a better night’s sleep. Prenatal massage can also improve circulation, help reduce nervous tension, and help relieve depression or anxiety and help your body prepare for a calm birth.

Integrated natural approach

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At Natural Waves Body Mind Center, located on the Merwerdekade in the South West of Utrecht, therapeutic pregnancy massage is part of an holistic, integrated natural approach. Holistic techniques help to increase your energy level and feelings of peace, joy and calm, increasing your levels of dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin.

Inspiring antenatal massage techniques

The whole body will be relieved with the Ayurvedic massage method. Your feet will be additionally treated with foot reflexology techniques.With lots of oil and a soft touch, you’ll find yourself in a deep state of calm and invited to let all your worries slip away. In India, Ayurvedic massage is used as a natural remedy, even during pregnancy! Ayurveda is a rich source of knowledge about the natural functioning of our body and mind, fertility, pregnancy and recovery.

Massage and pregnancy ailments

Therapeutic pregnancy massage as part of the integrated natural approach contributes to the overall energy level. Women from Utrecht and the region also experience balancing effects for the following pregnancy ailments:

  • Ligament pain (“growing pain”)
  • Heartburn
  • Calf cramps
  • Back and pelvic pain
  • Insomnia
  • Digestive problems
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Morning sickness
  • Pregnancy oedema (retaining fluid)

At what stage of pregnancy?

First trimester

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Because your baby is still small and vulnerable in the first trimester, the first 12 weeks are a contraindication, unless the general practitioner does give permission (for example, in case of prolonged morning sickness).

Second trimester

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From 12 weeks onwards, you are welcome to the extra soft and broad treatment table for therapeutic maternity massage in Utrecht, using specific pregnancy positions to make you feel comfortable. If you’ve been very nauseous in the first trimester, this is a good time to start. During the treatment we immediately look at your posture, which often plays a role in back and pelvic pain.

Third trimester

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All the organs and limbs in your baby are now ready, so all the energy can be used for growth. This means that your body has to carry more weight in the third trimester. Therefore, you can now experience extra ligament pain and insomnia. Also, in this trimester it is more common to hold moisture. I can relieve these complaints with therapeutic massage techniques including lymphdrainage. Are you very concerned about the coming birth of your baby, maternity time or parenthood? Also then, the therapeutic treatment provides relief.

Massage for postpartum recovery after birth

In India, a newly born woman receives an Ayurvedic oil massage every day for the first thirty days after giving birth to balance her energy postpartum and promote post-birth recovery. So if you’ve just given birth, this is a good time to start a balancing recovery process. Not in India, but just here in Utrecht!