Pregnancy Massage

What is Pregnancy Massage?

Pregnancy Massage can be of an enormous benefit not only to you, the mother but also to your unborn baby.

The Massage emotionally and physiologically supports you during a time when your body is undergoing

many changes and can help prepare you and your body for birth.

The massage reduces stress on weight-bearing joints, encourages blood and lymph circulation,

helps to relax nervous tension – which aids in better sleep – and can help

relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

What are the benefits of Pregnancy Massage?

Massages during pregnancy are relaxing and help prepare you, your body and your baby for the pregnancy

and the birth. Feel good chemicals (endorphins) are released by your body during the

massage tending to make the baby more settled and content and suffering fewer baby ailments.

Although pregnancy is a wonderful time, it can put strain and pressure on your joints, ligaments

and organs causing some pain and discomfort which massage can help alleviate.

Pregnancy massage can help you with the following:

Muscle tension

Muscle spasm & cramping

Sciatic Pain

SPD and PGP

Water retention, oedema

Back, neck and shoulder discomfort caused by hormonal and postural change

Quality of Sleep

Reduce headaches

Relieve heartburn

Balance mood-swings and help depression

Holistic Massage has many health benefits
What happens during a Pregnancy Massage?

During the treatment you will be in a safe and comfortable position, to ensure the health of both

you and your baby. If on the couch the head can be raised when lying on your back and the

massage can be given with you lying on your side. Some mothers find it more comfortable

sitting and leaning against the couch with pillows for support.

A 30 minute massage will be suitable for a back massage, neck and shoulders or feet and legs.

There are many essential oils which can be used to enhance your massage, but please be aware

that there are many which are not suitable during pregnancy. Any allergies or dislikes you may have

will also be taken into account.

Any areas of concern in conjunction with your general health and your pregnancy will be taken into

account when giving the massage. If a massage is found to not be suitable for you at the time

an alternative, relaxing and beneficial therapy will be offered. Massages can only be given

in the 2nd and 3rd trimester to ensure your wellbeing.

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