Specially adapted massage for pregnant women – what a difference a massage therapist can make!!!
The thought of massage for most people conjures up the thought of deep relaxation, switching off from the daily grind and lying back and letting someone else take care of you. Right? We believe that massage, as amazing as it is, should not be considered a luxury, but a necessity for many periods of our lives. The science of technique and the magic of nourishing touch can come together to make a real difference.
Common pregnancy concerns:
- Feelings of nausea
- Lower back, hip & pelvic pain
- Neck & shoulder pain
- Sleep difficulties
- Aching/restless legs, leg cramps
- Hand/foot puffiness
- Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Feeling out of control & lack of connection with the body
As well as helping with the above, massage treatments can also provide invaluable emotional support for pregnant women. Even the most planned and wanted pregnancy can be filled with anxiety and confusion. Massage can help women to reconnect with themselves and calm their mind and bodies. Without doubt, massage should be a part of every woman’s pregnancy.
When is it safe to massage a pregnant woman?
It is ALWAYS safe to massage a pregnant woman if you have an appropriately qualified and confident therapist. The Therapy Lounge has both of these and in fact our therapist used to assess other therapists in their ability to conduct a safe and effective pregnancy massage.
What massage position is best?
The side-lying position is most used for massage in pregnancy. Our therapist will assess this and talk to you about your most comfortable position and will take any symptoms and stage of pregnancy into consideration. Often with low back pain in the third trimester, you may be asked to kneel on the floor, over the couch or a birthing ball, in the “all fours” position, to access your sacrum bone area (triangular bone at the base of the back near the coccyx) to relieve congestion and tension there. This can have fantastic results!
Post partum Massage
So now the baby is here, what next? Soothing massage can be done soon after birth. It’s a good idea to book a post partum massage for about 6 weeks after the due-date. After the birth, when you are back with yourself, a massage treatment can be a great help in reclaiming your body, decreasing recovery time from any back/pelvic pain from the birth and with our therapist’s MFR (Myofascial Release) skills, work can be started on c-section scar tissue (after 6-8 week check), to prevent further scarring & associated pain conditions later in life. But most importantly, this is much needed time for yourself!
Cost 30 mins £40 / 60 mins £55 / 90 mins £85