‘Pregnancy Massage’ is especially tailored for each mother-to-be or a mother that has recently given birth. Pregnancy and childbirth are both extraordinary physical and spiritual experiences. Pre-natal and post-natal massages focus on soothing and alleviating the physical strains placed on the body. A a range of techniques is used to soothe and relax the pressure on muscles in the back, legs and shoulders. Suitable following the first trimester of pregnancy (12 weeks).
Massage during pregnancy
More and more women are finding that regular massage during pregnancy helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation; provides emotional support (especially for those women who are going through the experience alone); relieves muscle spasms, cramps and general aches and pains; increases circulation and thus reduces the possibility of varicose veins and swelling in the feet and legs; helps with digestion and reduces the likelihood of stretch marks. Pregnant clients report that their massage sessions leave them feeling relaxed and comfortable, and with increased self-confidence and an enhanced body image. However, massage during pregnancy should be avoided by women with placental dysfunctions, pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes, toxaemia or threatened miscarriage. If in any doubt at all, have a chat with your doctor before booking an appointment with a therapist.