Pregnancy can put a lot of stress on your back, shoulders, neck and abdominal muscles. Pregnancy massage is designed to relieve some of the aches and pains that are common during pregnancy.
Before the massage begins, your therapist will talk to you about your pregnancy so far, general health, lifestyle and your current symptoms.
Remember it is not a good idea to lie flat on your back while you are in the second half of your pregnancy since this puts too much pressure on the vein that runs from your legs to your heart.
We will assess if you're more suitable to lay in the pregnancy pillow or side lying. We will help you to get comfortable with pillows and drape you appropriately so you're comfortable.
Pregnancy massage isn't just for those women who are experiencing pain, it is for anyone who wants some extra TLC or relaxation.
The health benefits of pregnancy massage
There hasn’t been much research into the health benefits of pregnancy massage, but it does seem to reduce stress, relax and loosen your muscles, increase blood flow and improve the lymphatic system. It can also improve mood, lower anxiety and help you sleep better.