Pregnancy massage, also known as prenatal massage, is a wonderful and gentle alternate therapy for any expectant mother experiencing the incredible changes that her body is going through. Pregnancy massage is especially beneficial in the second and third trimesters, when the extra weight in your belly puts a strain on your back, causing various levels of pain and discomfort. Pregnancy massage can be performed on the table or in a chair, and is tailored to suit the clients needs and stages of pregnancy. Extra body cushioning and support is used to provide the utmost comfort for the client. Pregnancy massage is undertaken with gentle and smooth gliding strokes and no deep tissue work is incorporated. Pregnancy massage offer benefits similar to a relaxation massage.

 

Pregnancy massage:

 

  • Promotes relaxation through calming nerve fibres

  • Assists in the relief of tension headaches

  • Relaxes muscle tension to assist in alleviating backaches and neck pain

  • Assists in improving posture

  • Reduces fatigue and enhances sleep

  • Relieves leg cramps and reduces swelling/oedema in the feet

  • Increase blood circulation beneficial for mother and baby

  • Increases lymphatic system performance beneficial for mother and baby

  • Soothes muscle fibres to assist in relieving stress on joints

  • Relaxes and increases flexibility of birthing muscles

  • Stimulates different glands in the body, which help to stabilize hormone levels

  • Provides indirect emotional support and promotes relaxation simply by the nurturing touch of the therapist