Pregnancy Massage for the 1st Trimester – by Michelle English of Essenchelle Massage

Pregnancy Massage for the 1st Trimester

The first trimester of pregnancy brings with it many hormonal, emotional and physical changes. It can be a time of much excitement, vulnerability and adjustment for women and their partners. At this time, it is beneficial for women to seek the support of care providers that they feel comfortable with and trust, and who will help them to develop an awareness of how to create a healthy, positive and informed pregnancy experience.

During the first trimester there are many benefits of receiving massage from a certified Pregnancy Massage Practitioner. These may include stress reduction, increased relaxation, relief from early pregnancy symptoms such as nausea, headaches and constipation, promotion of early prenatal bonding, self-awareness, immune support, breathing techniques and general well-being.

A certified practitioner will be aware of the changes occurring for mother and baby, consider postural and pre-existing issues, and provide a treatment that is gentle and relaxing, while emphasising the woman’s emotional and physical well-being. It may include some effective yet gentle remedial techniques, relaxation practices, aromatherapy, acupressure, breathing and visualisations, and gentle exercises and stretches. Pregnancy massage provided by a trained, professional therapist during the first trimester is a completely safe, individualised and supportive treatment that provides a beautiful, nurturing beginning to the amazing journey of pregnancy.

Pregnancy Massage Australia’s certified Nurturelife® practitioners provide holistic, unique treatments that maximise the benefits of touch and body work to enhance pregnancy and birth outcomes for both mother and baby.

If you would like to book a pregnancy massage, available at Coastlife Midwifery, Maroochydore, contact Michelle of Essenchelle Massage on 0402628541, email or via