Price: £45.00 for 60 minutes £60.00 for 90 minutes
I trained in pregnancy massage about 10 years ago and revisited my training a couple of months ago. During pregnancy, the body goes through so many changes physically and emotionally, that having regular massage treatments can help alleviate a lot of muscular aches.
Massage is safe during pregnancy unless you have any medical contraindications which would be discussed in detail beforehand, and alternative treatments could be considered that might be more suitable. Contraindications include extreme nausea and morning sickness, a high risk of miscarriage, any cramping or bleeding.
Your massage treatment will be carried out in side-lying and seated positions supported by cushions and bolsters for extra comfort, this is due to the obvious changes your body goes through and your comfort is of maximum importance!
Working on the whole body using suitable massage pressure I can help reduce leg and ankle swelling, reduce discomfort in your back and shoulders and help you relax by reducing stress, enhancing your sleep and wellbeing. Having your baby bump gently massaged is very nurturing it is optional although I do recommend it!
Benefits of Massage During Pregnancy
- Relieves muscular tension
- Reduces back pain
- Helps with sleep
- Promotes wellbeing
- Helps with breech babies
- Relieves stress hormones
- Leg cramps
- Pelvic Girdle Pain
- Eases heartburn
Jo supported me with both massage and reflexology during pregnancy and beyond. Jo is very professional and discusses various options which would benefit you most. A lovely person and brilliant at what she does!
Post Natal Massage and C section Scar Tissue
The emotional and physical demands that take their toll on a woman’s body, after birth is massive. Understandably this is a busy time for the new mum and partner, but to be able to take the time out to have a massage is hugely beneficial.
It can help to release the tension that occurs during labour, from bending, carrying, lifting and all the care that goes into looking after your baby.
It has been found that having a postnatal massage can reduce the chance of postnatal depression developing as it helps to aid the body to recover, by releasing the hormone Oxytocin.
Having a massage does depend on how you feel postnatally, it can be offered anytime following the birth unless it’s contraindicated to the mother. If in the case of a C section delivery, massage would have to wait for a minimum of 6 weeks and the approval from a health visitor professional.
For working on C section tissue, generally from a minimum of 10 weeks post-birth as it’s important to make sure that the scar area is healing well and it’s dry and clean. Using gentle massage techniques around your scar will help reduce numbness which is common with any surgery. Massage of this area will improve circulation, help reduce swelling and tenderness by allowing the tissue to heal well. In doing so this promotes emotional well being and allow’s me to show you how to look after your scar.
Benefits of Post Natal Massage
- Helps lower back, neck and shoulder pain
- Supports healthy lactation
- Provides emotional support for tiredness, feeling anxious
- Aids muscle tone in abdomen and pelvic area and reduces soreness
- Can help the uterus to restore back to it’s original state
- Massage helps the body to recover by working the lymphatic and circulatory system
- Bring the body into balance by healing the tissues which promotes homeostasis
- Reduces tightness and discomfort of scar tissue
- Helps you to reconnect to your body by supporting overall health including mentally, physically and emotionally