Vale of Glamorgan, Ogmore by Sea, Cowbridge
As a specialist pregnancy massage therapist, I have undertaken extra training to provide the safest and most comfortable massage available during your pregnancy.
Pregnancy massage is specifically tailored to your needs, it is safe and available to you once you have had your 12-week scan, right through until baby decides to arrive!
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
The many benefits of pregnancy massage are reduced stress levels, decreased swelling/oedema in arms and legs, it also relieves aches and pains in muscles and joints.
It is a great aid to promote a restful deep sleep and help relieve symptoms of pregnancy-related insomnia, especially during the last trimester, when it can be particularly difficult to get comfortable.
Pregnancy massage is a popular complementary therapy for back pain, when choices for pain relief, such as medication, are often limited.
Not only can pregnancy massage be physically beneficial, but the human touch can be comforting and provide emotional support during your pregnancy and preparation for giving birth. Pregnancy can cause many changes to the mothers body putting pressure on joints, ligaments and organs often causing discomfort and pain.
- Relief from muscular tension such as tight muscles, stiffness, knots & cramp during pregnancy
- Promote wonderful deep relaxation and relieve insomnia to help sleep issues
- Can Help relieve the symptoms of pelvic girdle pain
- Help relieve sore, achey feet and ankles and aids lymphatic drainage and reduces oedema/swelling.
- Pregnancy massage therapy has also been found to reduce anxiety and emotional stress caused by the many hormonal changes in your body.
Pregnancy massage will be carried out in a side lying position on my padded massage couch propped up and resting on a maternity bolster and plenty of pillows for comfort. Your safety and your comfort is my priority.
Are there any times that pregnancy massage should be avoided?
Although massage during pregnancy is great for women with a normal, low-risk pregnancy, there are a few times where I will always recommend a GP/Midwife consent is needed:-
- High blood pressure
- Blood clots/Deep Vein Thrombosis (D.V.T)
- If the pregnancy is classed as high risk (depending on the reason, some techniques may need to be avoided)