Pregnancy massage has become increasingly popular as pregnant women recognise the benefits massage has to offer during pregnancy. Not only does it help to relieve aches and pains in the back, muscles and joints, but reduces stress and anxiety of both mother and baby. Research shows massage also encourages reduced swelling in the legs and arms and helps with insomnia and lack of sleep.
Pregnancy Massage incorporates full body whilst lying in a side position whilst being support by pillows for your comfort .
A full body pregnancy massage session normally lasts for around 60 minutes and is performed on a professional massage table. Towels are used throughout the massage to protect clients modesty.
Please note you should be at least 14 weeks pregnant before receiving any Pregnancy Massage therapy. If you are having a high-risk pregnancy it is best to discuss your condition with your midwife or GP before seeking a treatment
- Ease and support an aching back.
- Lessen the discomfort of Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)
- Soothe swollen legs and disperse fluid retention.
- Boost energy levels and relieve fatigue.
- Lessen the experience of morning sickness.
- Calm and regulate a stressed digestive system.
- Promote homeostasis, or balance, when all bodily systems are working harmoniously.
- Prepare your body for the journey of childbirth.
- Reduce anxiety, cortisol and stress hormones.
- Improve sleep
- Increases the feel good hormones serotonin and dopamine
The treatment will be given with soya bean and wheatgerm oil as this is a very safe medium for everyone. It is usually performed on a treatment couch with the client appropriately undressed and covered by a large towel or blanket, depending on which area is to be massaged. Your first visit will require me to collect some personal information so I can determine how best to treat you so allow an extra 5 minutes.
Contra-Indications: Some conditions will not allow Pregnancy Massage such as - Infectious skin conditions, Fever, Thrombosis, Malignant Melanoma, First Trimester of pregnancy. Other conditions e.g. Cancer, Heart Conditions, unknown swelling may need your Doctors permission and this would be discussed on your first visit.
Pregnancy Massage - 60 mins (Includes Consultation and grounding) - £40
Pregnancy Massage - 30 mins Upper Body (Includes Consultation and grounding) - £30
For more information, call me on 07971 683 032 or email me.
Therapies - Ladies only, Due to my yoga commitments my therapy availablity times are as follows:
Tuesday: 11.00am - 1.00pm
Thursday: 9.00am - 1.00pm
Friday: 11.00am - 1.00pm
From a lovely welcoming Thorpe Bay Home treatment room.