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Thread: Clary sage oil used in massage PRIOR to it ok?

  1. #1

    Join Date
    May 2007
    Brisbane, Australia

    Default Clary sage oil used in massage PRIOR to it ok?

    Does anyone know if clary sage oil is ok to be used prior to labour when having a massage?

    I'm also having reflexology - mainly for relaxation and to help with a few tiny niggles - the reflexology practitioner thinks I won't go full term (I've got about 4 weeks to go).

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    Join Date
    May 2007
    Perth, WA


    I have heard that it is only used for labour and not before hand. Personally, I would stick to a sweet almond oil only and leave the essential oils out.
    No one can tell when baby will come- midwives, specialists, drs etc so take your reflexologists thoughts with a large dose of salt (not literally). I have been told all sorts of things for 5 weeks now and I am 41+1! There is no indication to let you know- not BHs, mucous plug, backache etc etc until it actually happens. Good luck though!

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    paradise lost Guest


    Clary sage is a contractant and should not be used by anyone pregnant unless they are in labour, and not at all (even in labour) if they have high blood pressure. If you want a massage which will be helpful for labour and suitable now both rose oil and geranium oil are good for relaxation and toning for the female reproductive system. I used them in massage for the last 3 weeks of my PG (DD was born at 41+4) and in my bath during labour.



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    May 2007
    Brisbane, Australia


    Thanks...we're contemplating using it during labour but still have more investigation to do I think.

    My reflexologist doesn't use essential oils for the work she does on me but she does specialise in treating pregnant women. She came highly recommended.

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