What is Pregnancy Massage?
Pregnancy causes your body to undergo numerous changes and your body will spend the entire pregnancy adapting accordingly. Pregnant women can often feel a lot of pressure when they carry a baby, as they are suddenly responsible for the lives and health of two people. This can result in unnecessary feelings of stress and worry. During pregnancy, women need support as they try to feel 'normal' while a new life grows inside them.
What conditions can it treat?
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 is very effective in treating fatigue and stressing during pregnancy, boosting your energy levels and helping you look and feel at your best"
What should I expect during a session?
Pillows and cushions are often used during a massage for support. You may also prefer to lie on your side or use our special pregnancy massage cushion. Our pregnancy massage therapists will work with you to ensure you comfort at all times.
You can also speak to your massage therapist about what you can do at home to improve your comfort. Learn how to use cushions and pillows to support painful areas and find out about posture, breathing techniques, and appropriate exercises as well.
A postnatal massage is a great way to relieve the tension that can build up during pregnancy and ultimately during the birthing process. It is important to look after yourself after the baby arrives as well as while you are pregnant. Massage is also a great way to help you to deal with the stress and physical demands of caring for a newborn.
To find out more and book a treatment, please call us on 020 8166 8958