What is Pregnancy Massage?

 

Prenatal 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. But it's also tailored specifically to the needs of pregnant women and their changing bodies.

 

A typical massage session takes at least 60 minutes and can go on up to 90 minutes. The mother will be supported with pillows as she lies on her side. She will be draped with a sheet and only the body part that is being worked will be exposed. It is best to avoid eating a large meal before the massage or drinking large amounts of liquids.

 

Benefits that a mother may experience:

 

  • Reduces swelling in hands, feet and ankles

  • Lessens sciatic pain

  • Eases muscular discomforts in areas like the low back & neck, calf cramps, it also helps with tension and tightening that can be experienced throughout the body

  • Tones lose muscles relaxes tense muscles and can help increase flexibility.

  • Helps with relaxation which in turn can decrease insomnia

  • Increases blood and lymph flow which can help increase the elimination of toxins through the circulatory and lymphatic systems, this can also help with fatigue.

  • Increases oxygen in the blood, sometimes on up to 10-15% after a massage.

  • Strengthens the immune system

  • Stimulates the release of endorphins, the body's natural pain killers, into the brain and nervous system.

  • Helps relieve anxiety or depression

  • Helps increase blood circulation, which in turn delivers more oxygen and nutrients to the mother and baby.

  • Can be used during the birth as well as after making both experiences easier and more comfortable

  • Eases stress mothers often feel after the birth

 

Additional Contraindications for Pregnancy Massage

In addition to the usual contraindications, clients must:

 

  • Be more than 3 months pregnant

  • Not have a low lying placenta

  • Not have a family history of, or be suffering from, pre-eclampsia or eclampsia

  • Not have gestational diabetes

 

Different durations are possible:


60 Minutes: 
90 Minutes:

To book your session, please call +44 (0)207 206 2608 or by emailing us at info@theflyingmasseur.net