Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy massage can be of enormous benefit, not only to Mum but also to the unborn baby.  It emotionally and physiologically supports a woman during a time when her body is undergoing major changes and can help prepare her body for birth.

Pregnancy is a wonderful time for a woman, but with the joys of a new baby's development, comes many changes to the mothers' body, putting pressure on joints, ligaments and organs, often causing pain and discomfort.  

Receiving regular massage whilst pregnant can make the mum to be more aware of her own body.  This can help with the ability to relax during the first stage of labour, often resulting in shorter and easier births, less pain and a lower rate of postnatal complications (eg premature births).  It can also lead to increased breast feeding success due to the increased prolactin and mammary development.

Maternity reflexology is a type of reflexology that specifically offers care to women at the pre-conception stage by helping the body be as optimally ready to conceive, as well as providing support through pregnancy and all the changes the body goes through, to birthing and postnatal care.

Maternity Reflexology
Benefits
  • Boosts circulation and lymphatic drainage

  • Eases stress and anxiety

  • Promotes relaxation

  • Helps to balance blood pressure

  • Releases muscular tension

  • Helps with sluggish bowels

  • Improves sleep

  • Encourages release of oxytocin, the pain relieving hormone

Aftercare
  • Drink plenty of water to help your system flush out the toxins and waste.

  • Avoid alcohol and caffeinated drinks as these make your treatment less effective and can cause you to feel nauseous, lethargic and give you headaches.

  • Rest and avoid strenuous activity to allow your body to continue to balance itself after the treatment.

  • Eat a light diet to enable the bloody supply to concentrate on feeding the areas that have been treated and to eliminate the toxins from your body.

You may experience some mild reactions stated below following the treatments.  These are nothing to worry about, and are all part of the natural healing process. These should not last for more than a day or so, after which you will more than likely feel calmer and better in yourself.  If you are at all worried please feel free to contact me for further advice.       

Nausea, headaches, tiredness, aching muscles, tingling limbs, heightened emotions, light headedness, increase in urination, mild flu-like symptoms​, thirst, change in appetite, systems exacerbated.

  • Eases stress and anxiety

  • Improves sleep

  • Helps to balance body and hormones

  • Relieves constipation and indigestion

  • Helps to relieve lower back pain

  • Boosts energy levels

  • Helps with morning sickness

  • Eases heartburn

  • Helps with odema and water retention

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