Frequently Asked Questions
At what stage of my pregnancy can I receive a massage at The Hermosa Co?
At the Hermosa Co. we massage at all stages of pregnancy and up to and over your due date.
Massage during the first trimester is safe as long as it’s performed by a practitioner with specialised pregnancy massage training and skills, such as the therapists at The Hermosa Co.
What is the difference between regular and pregnancy massage?
Pregnancy massage is personalised to accommodate the specific physical changes your body is undergoing.
Our therapists are experienced and have received training beyond national standards for pregnancy massage. They understand the pregnant body and specific needs and requirements for expectant mamas to help alleviate their unique concerns.
Will I be lying face down or flat on my back?
We do not use tables with holes for your belly as this can increase strain on ligaments and increase back pain. We have a specific tummy cushion system for use in the early stages of pregnancy and assess each individual to customise the positioning to them personally.
It is not advised to lay flat on your back during pregnancy, therefore we have a specially designed table to adjust your posture into the ideal position for proper circulation and comfort.
A nurturing and incredible massage is not only possible while laying on your side using our cushion support system, but our clients have claimed to find it more relaxing. Side-lying is not only best for baby, but optimum for your spine and muscles to relax.
Is it safe to have my feet massaged during pregnancy?
Foot and lower leg massage, when done correctly, is an important part of our treatments to relieve pain, swelling and pressure.
Our therapists have been extensively trained in delivering a safe and relaxing foot massage for expectant mamas.
How often should I have a massage during my pregnancy?
Every day ;) you can't have too many pregnancy massages.
Frequently Asked Questions
How many weeks after birth can I come for a massage?
After a vaginal delivery, if your doctor has given the ‘all clear’, we can massage from the very next day. For c-section mamas we say 8-10 weeks, or after you have had an ‘all clear’ from your health practitioner.
Can I bring my baby to the massage?
Absolutely! We know it can be hard to leave or find someone to care for your newborn, so yes you can bring your baby in in the pram. We love meeting new babies and any excuse for a cuddle! However, keep in mind having this moment to yourself may allow you to relax a little deeper and fully reap the benefits of the massage.
I need to feed my baby before the massage so I can relax knowing he is full and content. Do you have a feeding area?
We have a comfortable waiting room that allows you space to feed before you have your treatment. There is also a cafe close by if the person looking after your bubs would like to have a cuppa or snack while you have your treatment.