Massage has traditionally been used in many cultures to help with the physical and mental effects of pregnancy. Pregnancy massage is customised to your needs and just like regular treatment, it aims to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and increase mobility. It is a safe, drug-free way to provide relief from a variety of symptoms.
Using a range of techniques from my Soft Tissue Therapy toolbox, a Pregnancy massage will help you if you are suffering from any of the following:
Low Back Pain – Caused by Tense muscles and change in posture
Puffy Ankles – Reduction in circulation of blood and Lymph
Insomnia – Caused by Stress and difficulties in getting comfortable
Nausea – Common effect of hormonal changes
Anxiety – Stress, worries about body image
These causes can all be discussed before treatment and helped with gentle hands – on therapy. Massage will be in the side-lying position to fully support you and your baby. The whole body can be treated in this way so that you get maximum benefit from your appointment.
This style of treatment provides a time for you to relax, focus on yourself and provide your baby with a calm environment in which to grow.
If you have been identified with a high-risk pregnancy, please discuss with your Midwife or Consultant before considering Massage to help with your symptoms. It may not be your best course of action and they should be able to advise you.
If you would like to discuss how I can help, then please get in touch.