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Pregnancy Massage

Massage from a qualified practitioner during pregnancy will complement the care you are recieving from your doctor and other healthcare providers by focussing on the well-being of you and your baby.

Massage can assist in alleviating both the physical and emotional stresses of pregnancy.

Massage aids relaxation which has positive benefits for both mother and baby and increases the chance of a positive birth experience.

Postnatal massage will help the mother to recover after the birth which can be physically traumatic for both mother and baby. Unresolved stresses from giving birth may contribute to ongoing back and other health problems - massage can help to allevaite some of these problems.

 
Benefits of massage during pregnancy include:
  • Emotional support and nurturing touch
  • Relaxation and decresed insomnia
  • Stress relief on weight-bearing joints, such ankles,lower back and pelvis
  • Relief of neck and back pain caused by muscle imbalance and weakness
  • Assistance in maintaining proper posture
  • Preparing the muscles used during childbirth
  • Reduced swelling in the hands and feet
  • Improved circulation
  • Reduced sciatic pain
  • Fewer calf cramps
  • Relief of headache and sinus congestion

Testimonial: I have regularly seen Sally for years, including both my pregnancies, to keep my tight neck, shoulder and lower back muscles in check. Having 2 small children and working in IT I tend to get rather tight and knotty in my neck and if it’s not resolved I can get headaches. I see a trip to Sally as a treat and although I love it, I refer to it as a “pummel” not a massage; without it I wouldn’t be able to function. Sally is now really a friend and we casually chat during my sessions about our lives and families. Also being a qualified nurse made my choice of seeing her in the first place more reputable.

S.L. May 2011

FAQ's about Pregnancy Massage:

Is pregnancy massage safe?   Massage throughout pregnancy is usually safe for most mothers. Your therapist will ask you about any problems or complications with your pregnancy before you begin and may require approval or consent from your primary health care provider before proceeding with any bodywork.

Can massage cause a miscarriage?    No. Miscarriages are nearly always due to a problem with the health or development of the baby or placenta.Your massage therapist is trained to recognise symptoms that may require urgent medical attention and if she notices any problems that the medical staff need to be aware of, she may ask you to tell your midwife.

How is pregnancy massage done?   Pregnancy massage can be done in different ways depending upon the stage of pregnancy and your health and preference.

However, after the first 22 weeks of pregnancy, lying flat on your back can cause pressure on deep blood vessels, thereby reducing circulation to you and your baby. To avoid this problem, the therapist will position you lying on your side for the massage.