Pregnancy massage shares many of the goals of regular massage – to relax tense muscles, ease sore spots, improve circulation and mobility, and just make you feel good. However our skilled therapists can adjust their techniques to tailor treatments specifically to the needs of a pregnant woman. This may be extra attention to swollen and tired legs and hands or that extra back tension your carrying around, it can all be adapted to you.
Carrying a baby inside you changes your center of gravity and puts a lot of stress on your back, neck, abdominal muscles, and shoulders. Pregnancy also relaxes your ligaments, so that your pelvic joints are less stable so you may find you've got an achey lower back.
As it is not possible to lie on your tummy and towards the end of your pregnancy your back, treatments can be altered to be lying on the side, supported by cushions, pillows and towels. At all times your modesty is kept in the highest regard.
There are options to choose from a focused treatment of a 45 minute appointment, or a full hour appointment whatever you feel most comfortable with.
Other treatments that can also be useful in pregnancy are Acupuncture and Reflexology. Both can help treat pregnancy symptoms as well as being incredibly useful in aiding relaxation.