Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy is a very special time for women. It is also a time where the many changes within a woman’s body can sometimes result in lower back pain, or general instability in the joints. The best solution to overcome these musculoskeletal problems is to exercise. Antenatal exercises are designed for the pregnant woman’s body, and are absolutely safe if performed correctly. At the Osteopathic Health Centre, under the guidance of our professional team of female osteopaths and physical therapists, a pregnant woman can maintain her strength and cardiovascular fitness right through her pregnancy and after.

Are you expecting and looking for a pregnancy massage in Dubai?

While a massage is a great choice to reduce discomfort during pregnancy, it should only be done by a licensed therapist. Our massage therapists understand how to properly support the growing child, while giving the mother some relief from the pain she is feeling. It is a delicate process but one that mothers-to-be will find incredible with reduction in cramps and fatigue. You will even experience additional benefits such as:

  • reduction in tension based headaches that result from pain in the neck, back and shoulders;
  • improved blood flow to the fetus, allowing for more nutrient-rich oxygen to reach it, resulting in better development of the baby and fewer complications;
  • increased serotonin levels as the body becomes relaxed, creating a positive experience for both the mother and her unborn child;
  • reduced pressure and pain in the pelvic and rectal areas; and
  • reduced risks and complications often associated with pregnancy (gestational diabetes, anxiety, depression, nausea, cramping, swelling etc.).

With this specialised massage, you will have a chance to focus on the joy and excitement of raising your new born child. To learn more about our pregnancy massage, Dubai mothers-to-be can book a consultation with our massage therapists.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of prenatal exercises?
  • Improve cardiovascular fitness
  • Improve muscle strength and endurance
  • Increase energy levels during pregnancy
  • Improve posture and biomechanics
  • Improve circulation
  • Improve moods
  • Improve self-esteem
  • Improve sense of well-being
  • Improve recovery time after birth
What can exercise decrease/prevent?
  • Constipation
  • Swelling of extremities
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Varicose veins
  • Insomnia
  • Fatigue
  • Back pain
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Pregnancy induced hypertension
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Pelvic and rectal pressure
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Post-partum weight retention
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
What are the contraindications and the absolute contraindications to exercise?

Contraindications to exercise:

Under certain conditions exercise can be contra-indicated, and could be harmful for the mother to be. Please read the following list of contraindications to ensure that you are safe to exercise. If a pregnant woman were to have any of the listed symptoms we would advise her to get clearance from her gynaecologist before starting an exercise programme.

Absolute contraindications

  • Hemodynamically significant heart disease
  • Restrictive lung disease
  • Incompetent cervix
  • Multiple gestation at risk for premature labour
  • Persistent second or third trimester bleeding
  • Placenta previa after 26 weeks of gestation
  • Premature labour during the current pregnancy
  • Ruptured membranes
  • Preeclampsia/pregnancy induced hypertension