During pregnancy you’re constantly nourishing your baby.
Often at the expense of your own wellbeing and sanity!
Taking some time out for a massage is a way to ensure that you stay nourished too.
Pregnancy massage can help with:
- Relieving muscular aches and pains, pelvic pain, fluid retention and leg cramps.
- Preparing for birth and transitioning into motherhood.
- Experiencing your changing body (and world) in a positive way.
- Soothing your mind, body and baby.
I have a super-sweet set up for you.
Ordered specifically with the comfort of my pregnant clients in mind (all the way from the States), I use a super comfortable massage couch that’s extra wide and has extra deep padding. That means you literally melt into the couch as I work my magic on your weary body.
One massage, lots of options.
With ten years experience of massaging pregnant ladies, I tend to mix and match my ninja skills depending on what’s bothering you on the day.
I use techniques which relax you and also treat your issues effectively, these might include; aromatherapy, soft-tissue release, deep-tissue work, trigger points, tui-na, ATMAT®, reflexology and acupressure (or acupuncture if you prefer).
Is it safe for me and my baby?
I’m hugely respectful of pregnant women and their babies and only use methods which are safe and appropriate. As a senior practitioner with a very high level of training, I’m able to adapt the way I treat to suit you, and I’m used to treating women with complicated medical histories and conditions.
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Massage is a very safe therapy to receive in pregnancy, though most practitioners don’t feel comfortable massaging women in their first trimester, not because there is a link between massage and miscarriage, but because nobody wants there to be any kind of association.
I’m happy to massage women in their first trimester, though I find that 99% of the time acupuncture is a more appropriate way to tend to the woes of newly pregnant clients!
Please make sure you’re not coming for your treatment on an empty stomach. Though I’m hoping as a pregnant woman you’re eating well!
I recommend some downtime afterwards to make the most of feeling relaxed and floaty, and you’ll want to drink plenty of water to help flush out all the waste products we’ve freed up so that they don’t settle back into your system.
Absolutely not, and for good reason.
Having your bump hang in such an unsupported way puts a huge strain on your back and pelvis, which would make it very hard to do my job and is likely to cause you more issues.