Pregnancy and Post natal Massage
Relax . Indulge . Rejuvenate
During pregnancy your body will undergo many hormonal changes which can cause changes in moods and emotions and feelings of fatigue. Muscles can become strained under the increasing weight of your body. Low back and pelvic discomfort is very common as your body prepares for the birth of your baby. Massage can help alleviate some of the extra pressure on our spines and legs using gentle, but effective massage techniques.
This is a very special time for every mother and it is important to listen to your body and seek treatment where it’s needed. Pregnancy massage allows us to feel nurtured and relaxed during this special time, with the added benefit of pain relief. Extra care is taken to protect the abdominal area and most treatment is directed to the upper body and limbs.
We will only be able to provide treatment after the first Trimester (12 weeks).
Complements the clinical antenatal care provided by your GP/Obstetrician and Midwife.
- Ease muscle and joint strain
- Reduce stress hormones
- Reduce anxiety
- Promote relaxation and sleep
- Reduce oedema and blood pressure
- Improve flexibility
- Increase energy levels
- Promote awareness of and connection to your baby
- Support your physiological and emotional needs
Post-natal massage is such a wonderful treat for the new mother and is a time where she can just relax and be indulged. During pregnancy and labour the body goes through a lot of stresses and changes and can often leaves you feeling tight and tender in the lower back, shoulders and neck area. Added to this, the postural adjustments that the spine has to endure and the pressure on the upper body when feeding can result in poor posture and extra stress and strain on the muscles. Massage helps the muscles regain their original shape and tension, whilst assisting the body with removal of stress and toxins and help promoting relaxation.
- Rebalance pelvic and spinal structures
- Regain postural alignment
- Alleviate muscle strain
- Reduce/prevent back and neck pain caused by caring for your new baby
- Promote Pelvic floor recovery
- Promote healing after Caesarean delivery
- Regain abdominal strength and tone
- Rebalance hormones
Pregnancy is a time of great joy and also a time of physiological, postural and spiritual change and all these benefits help nurture the wellbeing of both mother and baby.