A full body pregnancy massage provides a physical therapy that relaxes and soothes your entire body, reducing pain and relieving stress that can accumulate with pregnancy, along with any other aches and pains for the added strain your body is under, to improve your physical and mental wellbeing. Our training includes full body pregnancy massage, providing the skills to massage your face, head, neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, legs, feet and your abdominal area. We use pregnancy safe creams/oils that will relax and revitalise, leaving you ready to face the day.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
We can assist with Pelvic Girdle and symphysis pubis pain, a common problem during pregnancy, particularly for ladies experiencing their first pregnancy, when the muscles and joints are unused to accommodating a growing baby.
Pregnancy Massage therapy can be extremely beneficial during the latter part of your pregnancy when your baby is gaining weight. Due to women increasing their body weight by up to 25% in such a short period of time, women can experience pain related to musculoskeletal disorders. Pregnancy Massage aims to encourage positive changes in posture to maintain good balance and reduce back pain. Another benefit is the release of fluid retention due to hormonal changes that can cause discomfort and pain in the joints and muscles.
Considerably more pressure is put on the back during pregnancy owing to increased weight, pressure from the pelvic area, fluid retention, hormonal changes and general tension in the body. Extensive pressure on the sciatic nerve can also cause considerable pain and discomfort. We can provide a relaxing and soothing massage to areas of discomfort to diminish these problems.
A facial massage during pregnancy is invaluable due to hormonal changes in the body making a woman’s skin become extra-sensitive and sinus issues. Tensions in our bodies can often manifest themselves in the upper parts of our bodies, including our face. We can provide a gentle massage and trigger point release to help relieve sinus problems and help improve breathing.
Swollen Hands, Feet and Ankles
Our all over pregnancy body massage also includes careful attention to the hands, arms, legs and feet. During pregnancy, fluid can sometimes gather in these outer extremities, therefore specific massaging techniques to the area is not only relaxing but ensures that any collecting fluid is dispelled by the increased blood-flow and encouraging the lymphatic system to flush away the retained fluid and toxins.
Stress and Mental Wellbeing
Our soothing pregnancy massage can help to lower stress hormones and encourage the release of dopamine and serotonin, relaxing tension in your mind and body and promoting feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Increasing release of endorphins, these powerful hormones can help to combat pain naturally and encourage release of oxytocin, responsible for assisting with contractions in the uterus.