One of the things I look forward to these days is the massage I get every few weeks.
As you are aware, we used to get massages before as well, particularly aromatherapy massage and it was our treat as a couple but getting a massage while you are pregnant is a completely a different story.
I never knew that pregnancy would make me feel so tired and it being peak summer right now, the weather is not helping either. I know that when you are pregnant, your body temperature is already a bit higher than normal, so the added heat from the outside is bound to make you feel even more uncomfortable. Sometimes I wish I had thought about these things beforehand but I guess it is too late now 🙂 . I still have the rest of the summer before thinking of cooler weather.
I now have swollen feet most of the time (the fact that I am out and about on my feet a lot is not helping) and I am not sure I will see my normal feet anytime soon.
So I highly recommend massage during pregnancy, just make sure you go to the authorise places where they know what they are doing.
All good places will ask you about your medical and health conditions before they start. Our body is changing a considerable amount in order to carry and accommodate our growing baby. Make sure you mention about even a slight discomfort you have so they make sure you are safe.
I often go to the same place and ask for medium pressure massage on the rest of my body and hard on my feet. If it is too much, I will let them know.
And the feeling I get after 60 minutes massage is priceless.
Please let me know if there are other things I could do to be more comfortable during my journey.
M from nepaliaustralian
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Ohh, you can try soaking your feet in warm water with salt. It helps. Plus remember to keep ur foot on support (small chair like tools) while working. Hope it helps…. Take care.
I am doing both of them but for some reason my feet is always painful and swollen 😦
During my wife’s pregnancy she often had pain in her neck and shoulders however she never liked massage before so she never got around to get one then even though we got some nice offers from the hosptitals. according to my wife you need to be a massage “fan” I order to have one during pregnancy. Well,I tried to explain that she might feel better or more relaxed again afterwards but it was no help :p
Btw, great blog. Just stumbled upon it through wise monkeys abroad 🙂
Thank you for reading my blog.
I wish I have someone massage me everyday. I will never say NO :). After massage is one of the best feeling I have during this pregnancy 🙂
I am also more of a massage person but my wife is the complete opposite. Everytime I visit China for a few weeks I go nearly every second to third day to a clinic to get my massage doses / my neck and back problems solved. It is just so much cheaper there than what I am used to Finland (massage in China for one hour about 7-8euros and in Finland for 30min they would love to charge me 90euros after prices as been deducted already by health insurance…)
I hope your pregnancy is travelling well..massage is a good way to relax and rejuvenate..i can undestand how heat bothers you esp during pregnancy. I don’t cope well with heat either..i felt like I was burning from inside..keep yourself cool..swimming is good way and it is safe during pregnancy…not hardcore though, just relaxing breast strokes or floating in water helps cool off your body and baby loves it too..and a big no no heels as you may already know..invest in some really comfy pair of shoes or thongs. And just lastly, just soaking your feet in a cool water helps a lot..😊😊
Thank you so much gal for your advice. The biggest problem I am having right now is , my feet are still swollen even after trying so many remedies 😦 😦 😦 . I guess, I need to wait for baby to pop out to get it fixed. 🙂