On its own, or as part of one of our exquisite packages Sakura Lounge has fully trained and qualified therapists to perform pregnancy massage. There is no better or more crucial time to get massages than when you’re in the later stages of pregnancy, when you feel like you’re lugging a baby elephant around! Benefits of a pregnancy massage include reduction in swelling and anxiety, a relief of muscle cramps and back pain, a decrease in depression symptoms, soothing the nervous system as well as helping to prevent insomnia. We recommend regular massages during pregnancy – once a week during the second trimester and twice a week or more in the third trimester, as massages can help shorten labour time and make it easier for you to return to your pre-pregnancy form. Relaxation massage, or our signature Japanese Shiatsu massage, or a tailored combination of the two is our recommended treatment for pregnant women.
Please note, if you would like to use your private health insurance it is important to book your massage as a remedial massage and let our receptionist know your stage of pregnancy. This way a remedial therapist will be assigned to your booking to enable health insurance claims. Remedial therapists are only available Monday-Saturday. You can book a pregnancy massage on a Sunday but it would not include health rebate claim.