I carry out both pre and postnatal massage. massages during pregnancy have been shown to be an instrumental ingredient in women's prenatal care and should be given consideration. Studies into pre-natal massage show it can reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, improve labour outcomes and newborn health.
Studies have also shown that hormones associated with relaxation and stress are significantly altered by massage therapy during the prenatal period. These changes led to fewer complications during and after birth for both mum and baby.
Oedema (swelling) of the joints during pregnancy is helped by stimulating soft tissues to reduce the collection of fluids. This also removes the tissue's waste carried by the body's lymph system.
Sciatic nerve pain can be relieved by addressing the inflammation of nerves by releasing the tension on nearby muscles.
Prenatal massage can also reduce back pain, joint pain, improve circulation, reduce muscle tension and headaches, reduce stress and anxiety, improved oxygenation of soft tissues, and better sleep.
We do not carry out massage during the first trimester.
Postnatal or postpartum massage can be just as beneficial as a prenatal massage. It is an excellent treatment to help your body and mind adjust to the huge changes it has just gone through and that are still occurring. Unique postnatal benefits include hormone regulation, reduced swelling, better sleep and improved breastfeeding. More advanced therapies available also help restore your body to its pre-pregnancy condition, speeds healing and assists with C-section recovery.
There is no time limit on postnatal massage.
The treatments start at half an hour for £35 and go up to one hour for £65. The suggested frequency would be once a week or once every two weeks depending upon your individual needs.