PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Massage treatments are suitable throughout pregnancy from the second trimester onwards. A lot is changing in a woman’s body during the first trimester and this is when all the intricate and delicate growth and development of the foetus is happening. Massage is of huge benefit from the second trimester onwards and can help to soothe the extra strains placed upon a woman’s body during pregnancy.

BENEFITS OF PREGNANCY MASSAGE

  • Improve blood and lymph circulation which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells, better elimination both for you and your baby this means greater vitality and less fatigue for you and better nourishment for your baby
  • Reduces stress and promotes relaxation, so less stress and a better night’s sleep
  • Reduces muscle and joint pain, including backache, cramps and carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Help reduce stretch marks
  • Assist with achy hips and back and muscle stiffness
  • Helps to lower blood pressure
  • Helps reduce varicose veins
  • Facilitates hormonal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, urinary and other physiological processes, which occur in pregnancy
  • Reduce painful headaches
  • Reduce sinus congestion
  • Assist in reducing fluid retention

WHO WILL BENEFIT FROM A SWEDISH AND HOLISTIC MASSAGE:

  • Regular gym goers
  • Reople who spend the majority of their work sitting at a desk or till
  • Parents with babies or young children who would prefer to have a massage at home and have lots of wear and tear to the back
  • People who find it difficult to relax
  • Those who regularly put strain on their backs by the lifting of heavy objects
  • Those who would like to treat themselves or a loved one to a holistic experience

HOW WILL YOU BENEFIT FROM A MASSAGE

Pregnancy massage can also help with the emotional preparation for giving birth. As the skin is also the most developed receptor organ of the growing embryo inside the womb, the power of touch also enhances the ongoing connection between a mother and her growing baby.

POST TREATMENT ADVICE

  • Drink plenty of water and herbal/fruit teas as this will assist in flushing out the toxins within your body that have been broken down by your massage.
  • Rest as much as possible following your treatment, as this will assist the healing process. You may experience tiredness or fatigue, headache, heightened emotional state or flu-like symptoms following your treatment, this will only be short-lived and will be replaced by feelings of wellness and vitality.

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