What is Pregnancy Massage?
Pregnancy massage can form an essential part of woman’s pre- and post-natal care. Pregnancy massage is effective in relieving pain such as back pain, in boosting energy levels and in enhancing well-being.
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Pregnancy Massage Techniques
The most obvious differences between a pregnancy massage and a normal relaxation massage is positioning especially during the last few months of the pregnancy. Pregnancy massage is usually performed lying on the side or seated and supported with cushions and pillows.
We will also advise about what you can do at home to improve comfort including the use of cushions and pillows to support painful areas, posture, breathing techniques and appropriate exercises.
We have selected the exercises we most frequently advise our patients to do and turned them into short video clips.
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Conditions for which we Recommend Pregnancy Massage
Pregnancy massage can help with aches and pains and discomfort women may suffer from during pregnancy, including:
- Aching backs and shoulders
- Muscle cramps
- Swelling around ankles and other joints
- Morning sickness and nausea
- Shortness of breath
- Heartburn, indigestion and constipation
- Stretch marks
- Varicose veins
- Piriformis syndrome
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
Pregnancy Massage Benefits
The benefits of pregnancy massage include:
- Pain relief
- Relief of discomfort associated with pregnancy such as nausea and constipation
- Stress relief and relaxation
- Reduction of stretch marks
- Reduction of scar tissue