Massage during pregnancy has many benefits to both mother and baby
It helps to relieve oedema by stimulating circulation throughout the body
Relief of muscular tension, especially throughout the back. This can help ease sciatic pain, prolapsed discs and Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction
Assists with body mechanics and movement during the changes our bodies go through.
Lowers the levels of cortisol in the body, letting mum experience the ‘happy’ hormones that have been known to improve mood and raise natural immunity.
Reduces the likelihood of leg cramps
Reduces insomnia and helps mum sleep.
Helps relieve constipation and haemorrhoids
Stimulates the circulatory system, which helps distribute nutrients and fluids to both mum and baby
Offers emotional support and nurturance.
Can help to avoid the incidence of varicose veins
Studies have shown that massage is effective at lowering anxiety and depression, reducing the risk of premature birth.
IT FEELS NICE!
There is also much evidence to support that massage used post-natal and in the early stages of labour can greatly reduce the pain for mother, and promote relaxation for both mother and baby, reducing the risk of complications during the birth process.
Massage can be done from week 13 of the pregnancy.
My maternity massages are done with mum lying on her side, with pillows and towels to support and cover. It’s a very nurturing treatment, with long, slow flowing strokes, designed to make mum feel comforted and happy. We start on one side, back, arm and leg, then turn over to do the other side, back arm and leg. Mum then turns onto her back, propped up with pillows so she’s comfortable and not leaving any pressure on her vena cava. We then move onto abdominal massage (optional), shoulders, neck, face and scalp.
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