Pregnancy Massage

What is Pregnancy Massage?

Pre-natal:

Pregnancy massage differs from traditional massage in a few different ways. Massage techniques and positioning are tailored through the stages of your pregnancy to help ensure comfort, safety, relaxation and the well-being of you and your baby. A Pregnancy Massage can help to relieve minor ailments associated with pregnancy.

Positioning is either lying on your side on a treatment couch and being cushioned with pillows under your head, between your legs and tummy.  Or If you require your bump or face to be massaged you will gentle turn over onto your back where you will be positioned in a semi-reclining position on the couch supported with cushions only for a limited  time due to the weight of the baby.

There is no set routine as  the massage is changed and adapted to fit the specific requires on the day of your massage, catering for what you want and need when you come to see me.

Regular massage throughout your pregnancy supports your overall health and the well being of you and your unborn baby.

Treatment should be booked from your first trimester.

Benefits:

Many of my clients experience a variety of benefits that they have shared with me during and after the treatment, which enables them to have a better level of well-being:

  • Released muscular tension and swelling in hands and feet.
  • Improved circulation.
  • Removal of toxins and waste.
  • Aided the function of the digestive system.
  • Relief from symptoms of stress and anxiety.
  • Relaxation and inducing a calm state of mind and body preparing your body for giving birth.
  • Improved sleep.
  • Increased mobility and flexibility.
  • The immune system can be strengthened to help prepare your body physically, mentally and emotionally for the birth.
  • Benefited the baby through increased circulation, nutrients and endorphins.
  • Any benefit to you is also a benefit to your baby.

Post-natal:

Post-natal massage can help ease the stresses on the body caused by rapid transition from pre to post natal body following the birth of your baby. It helps to restore the body back to its pre pregnancy condition.

After having a baby, your life and body is changed forever.  Massage can help these changes and can help lay the fountains for long term emotional and physical health for both mother and baby.

It is extremely important when you are exhausted due to broken sleep to give yourself some relaxation time which can boost your energy levels and reduce feelings of stress. It can help to ease aches and pains from carrying your baby. It can eliminate excess body fluids and reduce fluid retention. It can also restore and normalise abdominal structures.

It is important that you take care of yourself as well as your baby in the months following childbirth.

What happens in the treatment?

Consultation: Your first treatment includes an initial consultation of about 5 minutes to find out basic personal, medical and lifestyle details. This ensures health and safety during and after your treatment.

During the treatment: Your Pregnancy Massage will take place in a comfortable and calming environment; with relaxing music. During the massage your body will be covered at all times with soft towels, with the exception of the area I’m working on. Cushions will help to support you and the heated blanket (if required) will help to keep your body and muscles warm. Products will be selected to create your personalised treatment using Massage oil, essential oils or vitamin-rich base cream which will be smoothed into your skin.

Aftercare advice will be recommended to you to help prolong the positive effects of the treatment and ensure comfort.

Duration Price
45 minutes £35
1 hour £40
1½ hours £60

Prices correct as of 1st June 2016 and are subject to change.

Important information

  • Your initial treatment

    Your first treatment includes an initial consultation to find out basic personal, medical and lifestyle details.  Medical contra-indications will be assessed so the treatment will be of maximum benefit to you and to enable the treatment to be adjusted for the individual. This ensures health and safety during and after the treatment.

    Aftercare advice will be recommended to you to help prolong the positive effects of the treatment and ensure comfort. Stretches and range of movement exercises will also be advised to help aid recovery of muscles if required.

  • Confidentiality

    All information shared is held with complete confidentiality and I adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998. All consultation forms are kept in a filing cabinet and will be used for follow up appointments. If clients are not seen within two years the consultation forms will be shredded.

     

     

  • Cancellation policy

    Please give a minimum of 24 hours notice if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment, otherwise you will incur a charge for the cost of the treatment. With less notification time I will be unable to re-book the treatment slot .

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