What is Pregnancy Massage?
Pregnancy Massage is specifically tailored to your needs and your changing body, and your therapist, who is trained and experienced in pregnancy massage, will adjust her techniques accordingly.
During pregnancy, these massages may not only help you relax, but may also relieve some of the insomnia, joint pain, neck and back pain that often accompanies pregnancy.
How does it work?
Pregnancy Massage can help alleviate many of the symptoms and conditions associated with pregnancy. During this amazing time of physical and emotional change, massage can be of enormous benefit to both the mother and baby.
The Massage helps to prepare the body for the changes that occur during this special time and will help to promote a healthy, happy pregnancy, as well as labour and recovery period.
How can Pregnancy Massage help you?
Studies show that women who receive regular massages have fewer complications during their pregnancy and labour and that their babies are more settled and content, suffering fewer baby ailments.
Although pregnancy is a wonderful time, many changes take place in the mother's body as the baby develops. This can put strain and pressure on the joints, ligaments and organs causing some pain and discomfort which massage can help alleviate.
In addition research also shows that the baby can greatly benefit from massage as endorphins (feel good chemicals) are released by the mother during massage that are passed onto the baby. Quite often the therapist will feel your baby kick and move as it too responds to the massage treatment. It can also help with:
- Muscle tension
- Muscle spasm & cramping
- Sciatic Pain
- Swelling Oedema
- Back, neck and shoulder discomfort caused by hormonal and postural changes
- Quality of Sleep
- Reduce headaches
- Relieve heartburn
- Balance mood-swings
A typical session
Your session will be tailored to your requirements, working on areas of your choice, including the abdomen, arms/hands, feet/legs, whole back/shoulders and face and scalp. Massages can be for 30, 60, or 90 minutes.