During pregnancy, a woman experiences important physical and emotional changes. Thai massage for pregnant women, which is of course adapted, is undoubtedly one of the methods by which a pregnant woman can be supported, safely and prepared for childbirth.
Thai oil massage for pregnant women is e.g. adapted by not massaging the feet, where there are many reflex points that can affect the baby and e.g. back massage is performed on the side, in some places it is not applied with such pressure or it is also avoided (the area of the buttocks - pelvis).
Up to 3 - 4 months, the expectant mother should avoid massages. Otherwise without limitation with respect to contraindications to massage. From 4. until 8. months it is recommended to perform this specialized and tailored massage. It is performed on the side, sitting and back, because it is not possible for a pregnant woman to lie on her stomach. The back massage can therefore only be performed in the side position.
In the last months of pregnancy, the baby responds not only to touch, but also to the sounds and overall well-being of the mother, who gets into a better well-being and mood thanks to the massage.
Thai massage helps from pain and from minor pain. It has a beneficial effect against nausea and headaches, spine, reduces swelling of the legs and fatigue. Excellent for the overall health of the mother and the fetus. For both happier and more relaxed feeling, better sleep and resistance to stress, colds. Improves blood circulation.
Further pregnancy massage also provides the following therapeutic effects:
- Relieves morning sickness, constipation and diarrhea.
- Relieves heartburn and indigestion.
- Helps against stretch marks.
- Strengthens abdominal muscles.
- Prevents the formation of varicose veins, cramps and pain.
In the second trimester, we recommend massaging twice a week or more often. In the last weeks of pregnancy, it is recommended to perform a massage every day.
Daily massage of the hips, coccyx and hips is suitable as a prevention against "messengers" appearing before childbirth.
Full body massage after childbirth is recommended after six weeks, but with our recommendation after 2. to 3 months.
A few days after giving birth, you can stroke your belly yourself, but not massage it. If you have a caesarean section, avoid the scar.