Mary De Pellegrin - Pregnancy Massage Specialist
435 Canning st
Carlton North VIC 3054
Servicing area: North Carlton, Carlton, Melbourne, Brunswick, Clifton Hill
Carlton North Naturopathy, Massage & Chiropractic - Massage & Naturopathy
Mary employs Deep Tissue Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Stretching in her Massage treatments, enabling her to treat a range of muscular problems. Mary's style is deep, but she takes care not to massage beyond her clients' pain tolerance. Although Mary believes minor discomfort may be necessary initially to release muscle tension, she does not think "Pain" during a treatment is beneficial to long-term healing.
As well as offering Deep Tissue, Relaxation and Remedial Massage and Naturopathy, Mary specialises in Pre- and Post-Natal Massage. Following her Post-Graduate training and focus on this specialist area, Mary has developed a specific massage and acupressure routine which she combines with guided visualisation for birth preparation. This routine has been designed for women who are 37+ weeks pregnant. Mary also offers training for women and their partners in a range of pressure points that are ideal to use during the birth, as well as posture, sleeping, meditation and lifestyle improvements for use both pre- and post-natal.
Mary offers her clients a unique treatment regime, combining both spiritual and mental approaches to health and well-being with the aim of improving the pregnancy experience for her clients.
Massage during Pregnancy assists in the management of stress as the body undergoes its many changes. The way that stress is managed during the pre-natal phase can have a profound effect on the health of Mum and baby. (1)
Massage sedates and is able to bring balance to the nervous system because it stimulates receptors situated deep in the soft tissue. These receptors are responsible for sending messages to the nervous system related to muscle tension and blood pressure. (2)
Massage can be of assistance when sleep is irregular. Research undertaken by The Touch Research Institute has shown anxiety, stress hormones, and obstetric complications in women who receive massages regularly during pregnancy are lower. (3)
Massage assists in the elimination of waste products (through the lymphatic and circulatory systems), causing an increase in energy for the expectant Mum. If there is swelling or oedema specific massage techniques can be used to reduce this. The increase in blood circulation is also beneficial for the lowering of blood pressure.
(1) McKay S: Maternal stress and pregnancy outcome, Minneapolis, 1980, ICEA
(2) Stillerman, E Prenatal Massage A textbook of Pregnancy, Labor, and Postpartum Bodywork,
(3) Field T, Hernandez-Reif M, Hart S, et al: Pregnant women benefit from massage therapy, J Psychosom Obstet Gynaecol 290:31-38, 1999.
Mary offers her clients the following services:
- Remedial Massage
- Pre- and Post-natal Massage
Mary De Pellegrin
D.App.Sci. (Naturopathy) D.App.Sci.(Myotherapy)
- Remedial Massage (Myotherapy)
- Prenatal & Postnatal Massage
- Masterpractioner of NLP (Neuro Linguistics Programming)
- Timeline Therapy & Hypnotherapy
- Reiki 1 & Reiki 2
Massage is an ideal way to manage stress and anxiety. Mary De Pellegrin of Carlton North Naturopathy, Massage and Chiropractic offers a range of Massage therapies, including Pregnancy, Post-Natal and Baby Massage.
Massage Therapist, Mary De Pellegrin facilitates a range of workshops including Meditation, Partner Massage and Baby Massage. The workshops are very popular, call Mary to book your place today!