Pregnancy is special time for all women. You body is changing all the time and it is important for you to feel nurtured as your body prepares for the birth of your baby.
If you are having any complications during your pregnancy, please speak to your midwife before coming for a massage.
Pregnancy massage can be received either lying on your side supported with cushions or seated, again supported with cushions. Treatments include, back, neck & shoulder, legs & feet or a full body and can last for 20-60 minutes. All treatment sessions can be shortened depending on how you are feeling on the day.
Massage can be of great benefit in helping expectant mothers to prepare themselves physically and emotionally for childbirth and motherhood. It can help to:
Increase the circulation of blood to all areas of the body, therefore bringing greater nutrition to the tissues including the placenta
reduce strain on the muscles of the lower back, abdomen and shoulders
reduce fluid retention
elevate mood due to the increased production of endorphins
improve the elasticity of the skin
increase the tone of the muscles that have become weakened and strained during pregnancy
stabilise hormonal levels through increased stimulation of glandular secretions
encourage rest and relaxation that is much needed during pregnancy
increase energy levels
soothe nerves and promote relaxation
through sedation of the nervous system
Before I can start massaging you I would
require written confirmation from your midwife
or doctor that it is safe for you to have a
pregnancy massage. I can send you the form
through the post to give to your midwife at your
next appointment for them to fill in and then
bring with you to your first massage
A typical pregnancy massage will begin with a consultation (the first time you come) or an informal chat to see if anything has changed in your pregnancy since your last massage. Then you will lie/sit to receive your massage. After the massage you will be given time to relax and come back to your senses before you leave.
Aromatherapy oils can be used to enhance your massage experience, I have been specifically trained to use essential oils during pregnancy and I will of cause talk you through any oils I would use and make sure you are happy with them before I use any of them.
Pregnancy Massage - Part-Body
These pregnancy massages will help to alleviate specific areas of tightness in your back, neck & shoulders and could help reduce swelling in your legs and feet, bringing you relief and relaxation during your pregnancy.
Pregnancy Full Body Massage (60mins) £40
Pregnancy Massage can help ease away the strain the muscles of your lower back, abdomen and shoulders, reduce fluid retention & encourage rest and relaxation that is much needed during pregnancy.