Pregnancy is a time of great joy but for some women it can be a difficult and emotional journey. During pregnancy hormonal changes cause ligaments and joints to soften leading to additional strain on the skeletal system. This often causes aches and pains most commonly in the hips, buttocks and lower back. The increasing weight of the baby can pull on the lumbar spine causing postural imbalances. These changes can be difficult to prepare for, but massage during pregnancy can help to reduce these discomforts, and promote relaxation and a sense of well-being.
During a pregnancy massage you will be positioned on your side and covered with a sheet, with a pillow between your knees, and pillows to support your breasts and tummy. Your comfort is paramount and your massage session is the perfect opportunity for you to completely relax and connect with your baby.
Ease muscle and joint strain
Reduce stress and anxiety
Promote relaxation and sleep
Reduce edema and blood pressure
Improve flexibility and energy levels
Support your physiological and emotional needs
Re-balance pelvic and spinal structures to regain postural alignment
Alleviate muscle strain
Reduce/prevent back and neck pain caused by caring for your new baby
Promote healing after Cesarean delivery
Regain abdominal strength and tone
It is safe to have massage at any stage in pregnancy, but if you are considered high risk please consult your GP prior to booking an appointment. Massage therapy during pregnancy and the postpartum period is designed to complement the clinical ante-natal and post-natal care provided by your GP/Obstetrician and Midwife.
First consultation and treatment (60 mins) - £60
Follow up appointments (60/30 mins) - £60/£35