Pregnancy massage provides safe, comfortable pain relief during pregnancy and can be highly beneficial for both mother and baby. The gentle treatments help improve circulation, ease aches and pains and help reduce pain as the baby grows. Firmer treatments help to ease painful conditions such as trapped nerves, rib pain and sciatica. Expect to feel better after, maybe even pampered and relaxed after the treatment. Many expectant mothers have reported feeling relief from aching joints, reduced anxiety, renewed energy and improved sleep. Pregnancy treatments can relieve aching joints, fatigue and stress, help with relaxation, enhance sleep and calm an active baby. Mothers often choose from Osteopathy, Physiotherapy or Pregnancy Massage during their pregnancy. Whether you choose a firmer treatment to relieve pain and discomfort, or a softer massage to help you relax, it will help rejuvenate you during pregnancy.
First Trimester – is from week 1 to the end of week 12
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Second Trimester – is from week 13 to the end of week 26
- Alleviate backaches
- Reduce fatigue
- Relieve leg cramps
Third Trimester – is from week 27 to the end of the pregnancy
- Reduce oedema (swelling of legs and limbs)
- Enhance your quality sleep
- Relieve your aches and pains
Pregnancy treatments are great during the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Massage can stimulate blood flow and improve lymphatics, which may assist in the prevention of anaemia. An increase in muscle tone and flexibility will occur, aiding in alleviating leg cramps and muscle spasms. The pregnancy massage is very similar to ordinary massages. However, the pregnancy massage is performed by an Osteopath, Massage Therapist or Physiotherapist trained in prenatal massage. We understand the individual needs of each expectant mother and baby. While prenatal massage is suggested for nearly all mums, there are considerations for the safety and comfort of mother and baby. Please have a chat with us about appointments made in the first trimester. Any involved complications as pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes etc., will be taken into consideration.
Pregnancy massage can ease muscular discomforts, such as cramping, tightening, stiffness, tension and knots, which can all be successfully treated. Pregnancy Massage can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes that you may be experiencing. The Massage relieves many normal discomforts during pregnancy, such as backaches, stiff neck, leg cramps, headaches, oedema ( excess fluid in the legs), and sore, swollen ankles and feet. Furthermore, massage increases local and general blood circulation, which brings more oxygen and nutrients to both the mother and fetus’s cells. Looking after yourself this way may mean greater vitality and less fatigue for the mother, and better nourishment for her baby. Massage can help relieve symptoms of depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes they may be experiencing and alleviate nervous tension, allowing the mother to sleep deeply. Interestingly massage can be used during birth to make it easier and more comfortable for the labour.
Taking time to de-stress
The pregnancy massage therapist works with the bodies structure. The Pregnancy massage treatment gently stretches and releases restrictions throughout the body, particularly the lower back. Hatfield Practice believes having therapy during pregnancy may help boost the whole body, not just the injured area. Some people have regular treatment to release the pressure of everyday life and keep themselves strong yet relaxed. Getting you to relax and let go can help enormously. Many people have fallen asleep during a session. Giving your body some quality time to repair and recover is essential. Taking time to de-stress even for an hour a month can make a marked difference.