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Lisa smooths way for pregnant mothers and bubs after birth

Lisa Briggs gives a massage to Anna Geiger as she tells us about her business, Pregnancy & Baby Massage By Lisa Briggs. Photo Lisa Benoit / The Morning Bulletin
Lisa Briggs gives a massage to Anna Geiger as she tells us about her business, Pregnancy & Baby Massage By Lisa Briggs. Photo Lisa Benoit / The Morning Bulletin Lisa Benoit

WHEN Lisa Briggs took her infant son to get a massage, little did she know it would make a big change in her life.

The massage sparked her interest, and just a few years later she switched her career from administration to becoming a qualified massage therapist.

Lisa said she's always been passionate about pregnancy, and massage was a way for her to help women throughout their term and afterwards.

"A pregnancy massage can help while your body is changing," Lisa said.

She said pregnancy can be tough if mums are working until they're full term or running around after a toddler.

Her business, Pregnancy & Baby Massage by Lisa Briggs, doesn't just focus on women while they're pregnant, but can provide massages to babies after the birth.

"They've been curled up for nine months and they want to stretch," Lisa said.

"A massage can help bonding with the mother as well; it can help with wind and digestion and be soothing for babies."

Lisa, who's had her Gracemere business for little more than a year, said it's important for mums to take care mentally and physically during pregnancy.

And she hasn't forgotten the dads.

Lisa does partner training, which shows dads how to massage their partner during labour.

"It gives the dad more confidence that they can do something in that situation," Lisa said.

ABOUT PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Massage in all trimesters is safe, as long as it's performed by a qualified professional

The massage is performed with the mum on her side supported by pillows

Pregnancy massage can help with aches and pains, pelvis pain, leg cramps, swelling

Topics:  health massage pregnancy



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