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Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage is pain-relieving, relaxing and enjoyable. Specialist massage treatment tailored to the individual needs of pregnant women. Pregnancy massage has a gentle and considerate style, with a smooth flowing technique to ease painful muscles. Gentle movements and stretches help release muscles in a body that’s working hard to stay pain-free. Feedback is important; the therapist will make sure your comfortable and pain-free through the treatment. Massage not only makes you feel pampered but offer undeniable physical benefits as well. Massage treatment can help relieve pain fatigue and stress. If you already have children, a busy life then pregnancy massage can be a real godsend.  Benefits can help with relaxation, enhance sleep and calm an active baby. Pregnancy massage is carried out by a specially trained therapist in safe and warm treatment rooms at the Hatfield practice.

Benefits of Pregnancy Massage

  • Releases muscular tension and can ease the discomfort of sciatica and Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction (SPD)
  • Helps and improves local and general  circulation to mother and baby
  • Releases compression on the nerves in the neck and low back reducing pain
  • Helps the mother to relax and sleep deeply.
  • Aids breathing during pregnancy and birth
  • Can help relieve stress caused by hormonal changes during pregnancy
  • Stimulates circulation to distributes essential nutrients to the baby
  • Helps the delivery making it easier and more comfortable
  • Helps eliminate toxins and reduce swelling
  • Massage improves excess fluid in the legs. Treatment eases sore, swollen ankles and feet.
  • Overall greater vitality and less fatigue for mother
  • Helps to keep blood pressure balanced
  • Induces deep relaxation and peaceful sleep

First Trimester

Prenatal massage can be restorative 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.

Second Trimester

  • Alleviate backaches, shoulder, neck pain and sciatica
  • Reduce fatigue an
  • Relieve leg cramps

Third Trimester

  • Help reduce oedema (swelling of legs and limbs)
  • Massage Enhances the quality of sleep and calms baby
  • Helps to relieve your aches and pains 

 

Pregnancy treatments are rejuvenating during the 2nd and 3rd trimester. Massage can stimulate blood flow and improve lymphatics. An increase in muscle tone and flexibility will occur in part due to the hormone relaxin. Massage can also aid in alleviating leg cramps and muscle spasms. Pregnancy massage is very similar to Swedish massage. We aim to understand the individual needs of each mother and baby. 

Pregnancy Massage Therapist

Our pregnancy massage therapists treat structurally to stretch and release the body. In particular, the lower back and rib areas,  having a treatment helps boost the whole body, not just the injured area. Regular massage treatment is a fantastic way of releasing the pressures of everyday life and massage helps keep themself strong yet relaxed.

 There are many people that have fallen asleep during a session! So don’t be at all surprised if you do. Massage has a positive impact on life, with little or no side effects.  Give your body some quality time to repair and recover. Hatfield Practice massage practitioners work with a deep awareness of you, your emotions and body. Taking time to de-stress, even for an hour a week can make a marked difference.