The Pregnancy Massage involves elongated flowing massage strokes that help improve circulation and can ease aches and pains during pregnancy. Recent studies have also shown massage helps to improve the health of the mother by lowering blood pressure. For our skilled practitioners to be able to conduct pregnancy massages, they have undertaken specialist training with an extensive knowledge of anatomy and physiology and obtained a high level of qualification to ensure treatment is safe for both mother and baby.
What to Expect
On the first visit, a case history will be conducted to attain information about the pregnancy, any symptoms the mother may be suffering from and general medical history. This enables our massage therapists to tailor make each session to the client’s individual needs and enables a suitable treatment plan to be devised.
Typically, the mum will lie on the treatment table supported by pillows, in either loose-fitting clothing or partly undressed (covered with towels). The practitioner uses oil, lotion or massage wax (all organic and of the highest quality available) and conducts long strokes, kneading techniques, deep circular movements and many more techniques to ensure the massage leaves them feeling relaxed, refreshed and at peace with the world.
Benefits of Pregnancy Massage
- Reduce stress and anxiety
- Encourage relaxation
- Reduce swelling in the legs/feet
- Recovery from injury or illness
- Relax muscles: tight neck, stiff shoulders, back pain
- Help pain management
- Create a feeling of well-being
- Nourishes the skin
My neck felt altogether more comfortable and I am now playing golf without any pain at all.
I have always loved and played sport. Alas due to the passing of time I now only play golf so the exercise I take on the golf course is very precious to me. I have suffered from time to time with neck and back problems and recently my back was causing quite sharp pain and was threatening to ruin my games of golf. When I visited Chantal she soon told me from where the pain was coming and I started the first of four treatments. After the four treatment sessions my neck felt altogether more comfortable and I am now playing golf without any pain at all. Chantal adopts a totally honest approach to her work. She advised me that at least four sessions of treatment would be needed and that after the sessions my neck area could be a little sore. Four sessions did the trick and I am now enjoying my golf again. I have no hesitation in recommending Chantal to sports enthusiasts or to anyone with neck problems.Michael de St Croix