Pregnancy massage – also known as pre-natal massage – promotes relaxation and bonding, soothes nerves, and relieves a strained back and tired muscles in expectant mothers.

Growing a tiny human is hard work! Staying relaxed helps keep your mental and physical health in top shape—what else could be more important right now?! Receiving a prenatal massage is one of the best ways to stay relaxed and take care of yourself.

What are the benefits of Pregnancy Massage?

As well as feeling relaxed, there are many benefits to having a pregnancy massage, such as:
*Muscular discomforts such as leg cramps, muscle stiffness, tension and knots – massage improves circulation and can therefore stimulate the flow of blood to these areas, easing discomfort.

*Muscular imbalance caused by postural changes – massage can help the lumbar region to regain balance and relieve discomfort.

*Sciatic pain during pregnancy can be caused by a tight buttock muscle – massage can help to relax this muscle and relieve the pain caused by the pinched nerve.

*Constipation – regular abdominal massage will encourage your bowels to move.                                    

*Headaches and sinus pain – massage of the face, neck and shoulders can help to alleviate sinus pressure and headaches caused by tension.

*Swelling/oedema – extra pressure your uterus places on your legs can lead to swelling in your feet and ankles. Massage can improve circulation and lymph flow to the affected areas, helping to reduce swelling.

It’s important to note that a good therapist will always discuss areas you would like to be massaged and, more importantly, areas you wouldn’t. It’s important before you book a pregnancy massage to ensure that the therapist has been specially trained in pre-natal care to guarantee appropriate knowledge, skills and safety.

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