I am specially trained in the field of massage during pregnancy and postnatal care.
During Prenatal Pregnancy Massage treatments, every massage I offer incorporates different techniques to strech the muscles, increase muscle tone and joint flexibility, to help you and your baby relax, uses lymphatic drainage techniques to reduce water retention and swelling in the extremeties, and uses pressure points to help with morning sickness, insomnia and tiredness.
When your feet are aching and going out is the last thing on your mind. I can come to you where you feel at ease.
Pregnancy Massage Incorporates techniques from a variety of traditions and cultures, and can help to prepare you both physically and emotionally for pregnancy and birth. Treatments are adapted to the stage of your pregnancy and where appropriate, advice will be given on how your partner can help alleviate aches or aid you in performing simple exercises, during pregnancy and labour. Above all Prenatal Pregnancy Massage treatment aims to relax both you and your child.
This relaxing prenantal pregnancy, full-body massage is designed to ease pregnancy related aches and pains and soothe tired muscles. Lower back pain is relieved, joints feel less tender and strain is taken out of the neck and shoulder muscles.
Prenatal Pregnancy Massage uses techniques which are effective to help ease fatigue during pregnancy due to the changes to the bodies metabolism, hormonal changes, excess weight, and increase in blood volume slowing down circulation.
Depending on the stage of your pregnancy, massage can either be conducted on a massage couch or on a chair supported by cushions.
Some of the benefits of Pre Natal Pregnancy massage can include:
Pregnancy massages can help alleviate upper and lower back pain, aching knees and overall fatigue often associated with pregnancy.
Increased circulation of blood to all areas of the body (including the placenta), thereby bringing greater nutrition to the tissues and enhanced removal of waste.
Reduced anxiety and relief of tension.
Reduced strain and relieved muscular tension on the muscles of the lower back, abdomen and shoulders, reducing stress on weight bearing joints.
Increasd tone of the muscles that have become weakened and strained during pregnancy.
Improved elasticity of the skin.
Stabilised hormonal levels through increased stimulation of glandular secretions, reducing headaches, tension and fatigue.
Reduced stress, promotion of relaxation, and facilitation of the transitions through emotional support and physical nurturing.
Reduced fluid retention and blood pressure, relieving varicose veins, and increasing blood and lymph circulation.
Soothed nerves and promotion of relaxation through sedation of the nervous system.
Preparation of the body for a more comfortable pregnancy assisting with body mechanics and movement during structural change to the body and posture.
Reduced morning sickness.
Strengthened pelvic muscles.
Supportive of birth process by relaxing muscles involved in labour and birth.
After the birth of your baby, Postnatal Pregnancy Massage can be very beneficial and plays an important role after birth.
Some of the benefits of Post Natal Pregnancy massage can include:
Massage therapy is not only good before childbirth, but during labour and also afterwards. Post-natal massage focuses on helping to restore the mother`s body to its pre-pregnancy condition. It relieves muscle tension and stress from everyday activities, especially new mothering duties. Besides the physical benefits, the special attention and quiet time during massage can also help to balance the new mother`s emotional state. The loving touch of hands can provide a time to relax and reflect for the new mother, and may help with postpartum depression.
Post Natal Pregnancy Massage can facilitate postpartum emotional, physiological and family adjustments. I always encourage mums to have their baby with them when having a post natal pregnancy massage treatment. The benefits are;
Reduced musculoskeletal and organic pain.
Improved structural alignment of the spine and pelvis, and reorganisation of movement.
Contribute to rehabilitation of abdominal skin, muscles and organs.
Relief of muscle strain caused by childbirth.
Facilitate healing from caesarean birth.
Prevent and reduce back pain caused by newborn care.
Restore and normalise abdominal structure.
PARTNER PREPARED! - LABOUR PREPARATION
If you want to earn brownie points forever with your partner, you'll need to take this massage class. I teach birth partners how to massage to ease labour pains during the first transistion of labour. These effective massage techniques have been clinically proven to reduce the amount of drugs needed during labour and help with the management of pain. The session is for both mother and birth partner.
The initial Prenatal Pregnancy Massage treatment will take just over an hour, in order to allow for the consulation and questions.
Subsequent Prenatal Pregnancy Massage treatments will take 1 hour.
The initial Postnatal Pregnancy Massage treatment will take just over an hour, in order to allow for the consulation and questions.
Subsequent Postnatal Pregnancy Massage treatments will take 1 hour.
Pre natal pregnancy home visits may incur an additional travelling charge.
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