All expectant mothers should check with their doctors prior to getting a massage.
If you have diabetes or high blood pressure, or are on the early stages of pregnancy, pre-natal massage may not be recommended. It is important to share information about your condition and your preferences with your massage therapist when you arrive for your appointment.
The massage therapist will adjust your prenatal massage to make it as soothing and as useful as possible based on your personal needs and preferences and it’s good to keep them informed as to the outcome of your visits to the Midwife or Obstetrician.
When you become pregnant some essential oils need to be avoided during the first trimester but can be very helpful in the last few weeks and during the birthing process. Of the most common oils to be avoided in the first trimester but are good for the birth include:
” Clary Sage
” Rose Otto
While you are trying to conceive Massage and Aromatherapy can help you to relax and prepare your body to receive the new soul. Finding and consulting a therapist that you can trust is very important, as is their subsequent selection of essential oil for use in the process. Certain Aromatherapy oils are known behave like hormones and can have a balancing effect on the endocrine system helping with problems like PMS, amenorrhea and irregular menstruation. For example:
” Clary Sage
THESE OILS SHOULD NOT BE USED IN PREGNANCY AT ALL EXCEPT CLARY SAGE WHICH CAN BE USED IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS AND DURING THE BIRTH