Pregnancy massage is now available! I went on a lovely course in Colchester with two other like-minded Therapists and we had a fantastic day being taught theory as well as practical sessions.
Massage in pregnancy shouldn’t really be considered a luxury. I believe it is a necessity. It can help aid relaxation as well as providing support for a woman’s body during the physiological change and also help the body prepare for birth.
Pregnancy puts a huge strain on the body and the body goes through many changes to support the growing baby.
The volume of blood in a woman’s body increases by 35-50%. This affects the cardiac output increasing it by 30-60%
The uterus increases 5-6 times in size and 20 times in weight by the end of the pregnancy. Think what pressure that is putting on a woman’s body!
The pelvis tips as the pregnancy progresses to accommodate the heavier load. This causes the pubic bone and tail bone to move backwards, increasing the arch in the lower back causing pain and stiffness. The main areas of discomfort in the body are the shoulders, chest, lower back, hips, pelvis and buttocks. So everywhere really! You really deserve a massage!
The massage is used using and organic pure sunflower seed oil. Ideal for pregnant mums. It contains vitamins A, B, D and E which benefits undernourished and dry skin.
Mum lies on her side on the treatment couch and is fully covered with a sheet and towels, there are pillows everywhere! Head, legs, under tummy if necessary and also a pillow to cuddle to keep the diaphragm open.
We start with the back before moving onto the tummy (sometimes Mum feels uncomfortable having her tummy touched so this is optional) then the shoulders, arms, then legs and feet before switching the head pillow to the other end or the couch and turning you onto the other side and repeat!
You will love it! Come and give it a go. Ease all those tired muscles, release all that anxiety and just relax!
1 Hour Massage £40