About Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage is an excellent way to ease muscle tension and stress, helping both the mother and the baby to relax. It also helps ease aches and pains particularly those in the shoulders, neck, hips, and lower back; and it improves your general state of health.
Other benefits include improvement of the circulatory systems which can help reduce swellings in the ankles and legs, easing of joint stresses caused by the weight of your developing baby, and increasing skin and soft tissue pliability which can help reduce stretch marks.
Pregnancy massage involves different techniques from those used in normal massage treatments. During pregnancy huge changes occur in addition to the more obvious ones. For instance, you are susceptible to swelling round the ankles, feet and hands; various aches and pains; fatigue and stress. Hormonal changes also affect the ligaments, increasing their flexibility to prepare you for the birth, but also increasing the risk of ligament damage elsewhere in your body.
Your blood changes too; it increases in volume but flows at a slower rate; anticoagulant levels increase to reduce bleeding during delivery. This puts you at higher risk of bruising and blood clots, which is why we don’t use deep tissue massage techniques.
Our fully trained therapists have in-depth understanding of what your body is going through and how to position and cushion you to ensure that you remain comfortable and safe throughout the treatment. Rather than lying on your front, you will lie in a semi-reclining position and move from side to side or sit in a chair leaning forward with your head supported. Only light pressures will be used throughout.
Pregnancy massage should be avoided during the first trimester of your pregnancy. During your initial consultation we will take a short medical history to ensure that pregnancy massage is entirely safe for you and your baby.
We are often asked by our pregnant clients for a relaxing therapy to help ease some of the tension that develops during a normal pregnancy.
Our team members are trained and over seen by our Osteopath/Midwife Sara Randall. We make sure that each of the therapists are briefed and qualified to deliver a good relaxing massage from each therapist.
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