Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy can be an exciting and fulfilling time for a woman, but it can also come with its own set of challenges. As the body undergoes significant changes during pregnancy, it can lead to aches, pains, and discomfort. One effective way to alleviate these symptoms is through pregnancy massage.

Pregnancy massage is a type of massage therapy specifically designed for pregnant women. It uses gentle techniques that are tailored to the needs of the expectant mother. Here are some of the benefits of pregnancy massage:

  • Relieves muscle tension and pain: As the baby grows, it can put pressure on the back, neck, shoulders, hips, and legs, leading to muscle tension and pain. Pregnancy massage can help to relieve these symptoms by releasing tension in the muscles, reducing pain and discomfort.
  • Reduces stress and anxiety: Pregnancy can be a stressful time for women. Massage has been shown to decrease cortisol, the stress hormone, and increase levels of serotonin and dopamine, promoting relaxation and reducing anxiety.
  • Improves circulation: During pregnancy, the body produces more blood to support the growing baby. Massage can help to improve circulation, promoting the delivery of oxygen and nutrients to the mother and baby.
  • Enhances sleep quality: Many women experience difficulty sleeping during pregnancy. Massage can help to relax the body and mind, leading to better quality sleep.
  • Prepares the body for labour: Pregnancy massage can help to prepare the body for labour by increasing flexibility, reducing muscle tension and pain, and promoting relaxation. This can lead to a more comfortable labour and delivery experience.

A pregnancy massage can be a valuable tool for expectant mothers to relieve muscle tension and pain, reduce stress and anxiety, improve circulation, enhance sleep quality, and prepare the body for labour. It can be a safe and effective way to support the health and wellbeing of both the mother and baby during pregnancy.

The massage will be performed by a qualified massage therapist who has been trained in prenatal massage techniques. They will have the knowledge and experience to provide a safe and effective massage that is tailored to the needs of the mother and baby.

Pregnancy Massage can play an important role in minimising the stress during pregnancy which can have a profound effect on how a woman experiences her pregnancy physiologically, psychologically and emotionally. It creates an environment of relaxation therefore reducing stress.

What benefits to expect after experiencing a Pregnancy Massage:

  • Reduces tension, stress and anxiety
  • Supports health in uterus environment
  • Decreases chronic muscle tension / restores postural balance
  • Speeds up venous and lymphatic circulation delivering Oxygen & nutrients. Removing carbon dioxide and waste
  • Reduces swelling and oedema
  • Elevates mood and encourages loving maternal care
  • Reduces pain
  • Treats common discomforts of pregnancy
  • Prepares the woman physically, emotionally and mentally for labour

 

*Pressure Range: Light/Medium

**This form of massage is unsuitable for people with serious injuries – Please seek medical advice from your gynaecologist if unsure whether this massage is suitable for you

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