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Prenatal massage

What does it involve?

In a traditional massage you are normally on your front. However, during pregnancy this puts pressure on your major blood vessels and can disrupt blood flow to your baby and in some cases induce sickness.

 

Therefore, you will be positioned with special cushions or holes that will accommodate these anatomical changes and most often than not you will be lying on your side or semi/reclined and supported with these pillows.  

 

The main techniques that are used are based on Swedish massage techniques which promote blood flow, reduce muscle tension and aid lymphatic drainage

What are the benefits of Prenatal Massage?

  • Relieves muscular discomfort/cramps/tension

  • Reduces muscular imbalances due to posture changes

  • Decreased nerve pain

  • Decreases Constipation/heart burn

  • Decreases Headaches

  • Decreases swelling

  • Promotes lymphatic drainage

  • Decreases stress

  • Increases blood flow – which also helps flush out toxins

  • Promote relaxation, improves sleep patterns and mood

  • Enhances immune system function for both mum and baby

  • Decreases the risk of preterm delivery and low birth weight

  • Eases the pain of labour – particularly through the first two phases

  • Reduces baby’s stress

  • Aids posture

  • Post Birth changes – your body is going through more changes and you need some me time and relaxation too!

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When can I get a Prenatal Massage?

The best time to get a pregnancy massage is at 12+ weeks of your pregnancy. Just because in the first trimester there is an increased risk of miscarriage.

When to avoid Prenatal Massage?

However, whilst pregnancy massage has it’s benefits there are some circumstances where it is best to avoid it. It is also not for every person or every pregnancy. Please consult your doctor or midwife before booking a treatment. It is not recommended if you have a high risk or complicated pregnancy or have these symptoms:

  • Increased risk of pre-term labour.

  • Preeclampsia or high blood pressure

  • Blood clots or a clotting disorder

  • Placenta problems e.g. placenta previa

  • Morning sickness or vomiting

  • Heavy vaginal discharge or if it is bloody or watery

  • Diabetes

  • High temperature/ fever

  • Diarrhoea

  • Contagious illness.

  • First 12 weeks of pregnancy

If you would like to know more about our Prenatal massage therapy or wish to book yourself in for an appointment please

contact us  or phone us on  01209 698535  07905 493 184

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