Regular massage sessions throughout pregnancy are a great way to relieve any problematic physical symptoms of pregnancy. It works to support your vitality and overall health. As your body goes through many changes with pregnancy, some women find that these alterations can cause pain. Massage can help to reduce this problem by doing the following:
- Reduce fluid retention
- Naturally decrease gas, heartburn, indigestion, and constipation
- Ease cramps
- Diminish headaches
- Moderate swelling
- Lessen varicose veins
- Relieve aches in muscles and joints
Massage performed during pregnancy can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Massage therapy addresses different needs through varying techniques, one of which is called Swedish Massage, which aims to relax muscle tension and improve lymphatic and blood circulation through mild pressure applied to the muscle groups of the body. Swedish Massage is the recommended prenatal massage method during pregnancy because it addresses many common discomforts associated with the skeletal and circulatory changes brought on by hormone shifts during pregnancy.
60 minutes full body massage £40 40 minutes back £30 30 minutes back £25
New Mummy Massage
This post pregnancy massage is specifically suited to women who have just given birth.
You may start having a full body massage as soon as you feel comfortable. If you’ve had a caesarean you might need to wait a little longer till your wound heals.
Just like normal massage this massage helps to improve blood circulation, increases joint mobility, rejuvenates you, reduce sore spots and relaxes muscle tension.
The whole process of labour is a strain on your body, particularly your abdomen, lower back and hips, not to mention your upper back if you are breast feeding. A massage increases the flow of blood and oxygen to your muscles, getting rid of the toxins.
The kneading and stroking action may help tone and tighten your body back to its pre-pregnancy state.
Your body will also release endorphins, the feel good hormones secreted by the brain making massage an excellent stress buster and mood enhancer.
We also lose a good posture when we are pregnant, strain gets you into compensatory patterns that are not good.
This massage treatment concentrates on alleviating the strain and regaining health, stretching the back, lengthening the muscles and releasing strain built up over the months of pregnancy.
Finally Massage can provide a new mummy with a much deserved break, a chance to relax and let herself be pampered.
60 minutes £45
90 minutes £65