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pregnancy-massage

Pregnancy massage

Pregnancy massage is pain relieving, relaxing and enjoyable. The treatment is specifically tailored to the individual needs of the pregnant women. Pregnancy massage has a gentle and considerate style, with a flowing technique to ease painful muscles. Gentle movements and stretches are used to 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 birth making it easier and more comfortable
  • Helps eliminate toxins and reduce swelling
  • improves excess fluid in the legs. 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

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 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 great 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: Tracey Weaver

Tracey is a holistic practitioner with over 18 years experience. Also practices homoeopath, massage therapist and teacher. She has been practising for over 18 years and loves this work. She loves working structurally to stretch and release the body particularly the lower back and believes having a treatment helps boost the whole body not just the injured area. Many people also see Tracey for regular treatment as a way of releasing the pressure of everyday life and keeping themselves strong yet relaxed. She is excellent at getting you to deeply relax and let go. There are many people that have fallen asleep during a session! So don’t be at all surprised. Impact on your life, give your body some quality time to repair and recover trace always works with an awareness of emotions and a sense of the whole. She also works with pregnancy and postnatal, taking time to de-stress even for an hour a week can make a marked difference.