By Madeline Ganly (TYM Registered Massage Therapist)
What are the benefits of a Prenatal massage?
Prenatal Massages can help relieve many aches, pains and discomforts associated with pregnancy. Just a few examples include lower back pain, pelvic pain and sciatic nerve pain. Prenatal Massages can also help to ease stress and anxiety, promote sleep and reduce swelling.
How often should I come for a massage during my pregnancy?
This varies from case to case. Your RMT will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is right for you. You will most likely find that your needs will change as your pregnancy progresses. This means that your treatment plan may need to be adjusted as time goes by.
I see breast massage on the consent form but wasn’t aware this was an option. What are the benefits of breast massage?
Breast massage can assist in reducing the discomforts of pregnancy, breast feeding and weaning along with other conditions such as congestion, edema, lymphedema, general drainage problems, premenstrual congestion, restrictive/adhered scars and tenderness and congestion related to many benign breast conditions. There are many reasons to discuss the option of breast massage with your RMT or primary health care provider.
How do I Know whether to see an RMT or another member of the wellness team?
This depends on the nature of your complaint and personal preference. Massage,
chiropractic, acupuncture and physiotherapy all compliment each other very well so it is best to try a few different approaches and see what works best for you. You can always discuss the nature of your complaint with your primary health care provider, our knowledgeable front desk staff or a member of our wellness team if you need further guidance.
Can my partner/mother/BFF come in for a massage if they are not/have not been pregnant?
Of course! Our RMTs are happy to treat you and all your favourite people.