Pregnancy brings about many changes to the body, both physical and emotional. A developing baby puts high demands on the body and it can be a stressful time, particularly for new mums.
Specially trained therapists offer a combination of remedial and relaxation massage techniques to help the mum-to-be relax and alleviate symptoms specific to pregnancy, including back pain and fluid retention, allowing her to enjoy this special journey.
We use a special pregnancy bed to make sure you are comfortable during your massage. The bed has a comfortable cushion top with a hollow for the stomach. Having an opportunity to lie on your stomach while pregnant and take the pressure off your back can be a great relief in itself! By communicating with you effectively we will make sure we get right to the heart of the issue, ensuring you and your baby are safe, happy and comfortable.
We also have a high success rate with our induction massage for the final stages of pregnancy .
A combination of massage and the stimulation of acupressure points during the final stages of pregnancy helps to elevate your natural levels of Oxytocin which is the hormone your body naturally produces when relaxed and happy and it can assist your body with the natural process in the final stages of your pregnancy.
Please note: If there are any complications with your pregnancy please ensure your doctor has given you confirmation prior to your massage appointment.
How will it help me?
Massage during pregnancy provides many benefits, including relief from:
• fluid retention(oedema)
• back and feet pain
• carpel tunnel
• high blood pressure
• sciatic pain
It will also improve circulation, delivering more oxygen and nutrients to mum and baby and decreasing the chances of varicose veins. Regular massage throughout the pregnancy is also said to shorten labour time and help you return to your previous fitness level after birth.
When will I see results?
It is important to look after your body, especially while pregnant, so we recommend having regular massages throughout your pregnancy to help maintain good health. Regular massages can help prevent/relieve pain, prepare you for the birthing process and return you to your usual fitness levels following the birth.