What is pregnancy massage?A pregnancy massage is a special type of massage administered to pregnant women. The term pregnancy massage is also used to describe all hands-on massages that take place during as well as after pregnancy. Most people think of massages as luxuries, however, they are very important during pregnancy. A typical pregnancy massage lasts an hour.
The massage usually takes place on special massage tables specially designed to accommodate the belly of a pregnant woman. The massage can also take place on regular massage table alongside specially designed pillows. The main aim of pregnancy massage is to reduce general pregnancy discomfort. The massage, however, has many other benefits that will be discussed below.
As the name suggests, pregnancy massage is meant for pregnant women. The massage also comes highly recommended to women who have just given birth.
Pregnancy massage is important because it helps to reduce most of the risks and discomfort that is associated with pregnancy.
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Pregnancy massage prices
30 mins - £25
45 mins - £35
60 mins - £45
90 mins - £60
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07946 216 898
"Treated by Cath throughout my pregnancy all I can say is: happy baby = happy momma."
When done effectively, pregnancy massage has been proven to lower the level of stress hormones such as cortisol and norepinephrine in pregnant women. The massage has also been found to increase the level of hormones which are usually low in women facing pregnancy-related depression such as dopamine and serotonin. Massage also reduces stress indirectly by boosting blood and lymph circulation and relaxing nervous tension.
Pregnancy massage has also been proven to reduce anxiety common among pregnant women. Most pregnant women have free-floating concerns about their pregnancy, body, and life in general. Massages administered during as well as after pregnancy are known to get rid of common concerns reducing anxiety and boosting mood in the process.
Pregnancy causes many bodily changes which introduce unique discomforts like sore back, aching neck, leg cramps, swelling in the feet and ankles, pelvic bone heaviness. Pregnancy massage can effectively reduce most (if not all) of these discomforts. Since massages generally boost blood and lymph circulation, discomforts such as swelling and sore back and legs are effectively dealt using pregnancy massage.
Discomfort aside, pregnancy can also cause pain in the joints and abdomen as a woman’s body adjusts and take on extra baby weight. Pregnancy massage reduces joint pain which is common among pregnant women. The massage also boosts muscle relaxation eliminating pain caused by muscle soreness. Pregnancy massage has also been proven to be effective in treating sciatic nerve pain common during pregnancy.
Pregnant women have also enjoyed renewed strength from receiving pregnancy massages. This is mainly due to the fact that massages offer pregnant women perfect opportunities for resting which renews their energy. Fatigue is a common problem among pregnant women.
Pregnant women are advised to go for massage accompanied by their spouses to boost their sense of connectedness. It’s worth noting that most pregnant women experience negative changes in regards to their intimate relationships with their partners. When pregnant women go for massage alongside their spouses, they have a perfect opportunity to rebuilt rapport and boost intimacy.
Pregnancy massage has also been proven to improve the progression of labour offering better health outcomes for the mother and baby. By offering benefits such as reduced anxiety, pregnancy massage reduces the risks associated with labour and birth.
Pregnancy massage reduces muscle tension and stress among other common discomforts for instance sore back, aching neck and headaches. which are known to cause sleep problems among pregnant women. Massages are associated with improved sleep patterns. Furthermore, they boost the production of serotonin, dopamine and endorphins, chemicals associated with better sleep.
For further details on any of the above please call Catherine on 07946 216 898 to discuss.