Expectant Mothers

Pregnancy treatments are great during the 2nd and 3rd trimesters. Treatments with an Osteopath or Physiotherapist can ease pain and stimulate blood flow to improve lymphatics. Therapy may assist in the prevention of anaemia and also aid in alleviating leg cramps and muscle spasms. Understanding the individual needs of each expectant mother is essential. Hatfield Practice treatments are performed by an experienced Osteopath, Physiotherapist or Massage therapist trained in Prenatal therapy.

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 such as pre-eclampsia, gestational diabetes etc, will be taken into consideration.

Pregnancy Massage

Pregnancy treatment can ease muscular discomforts, such as cramping, tightening, stiffness, tension and knots. All of which can often be successfully alleviated. Pregnancy Massage may help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes that occur.

Hands-on treatment often relieves the usual discomforts many women have 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, bringing 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. Pregnancy treatments 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 labour.

What our clients say

Have been to numerous physiotherapists and osteopaths over recent years and feel I have finally found the Hatfield Practice where they combine the best of both disciplines, along with other complementary ones – how refreshing! Am being treated by Damien who clocked my problem(s) in a few short minutes and so far I’m doing really well. And their charges are extremely reasonable. Very Impressed.

Diana R
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