Pregnancy massage is safe from the second trimester right through to your due date. I’ve seen a few clients who have been past their due dates and have been feeling uncomfortable and a massage at this stage of pregnancy can help you to relax and unwind. Unfortunately, there is nothing I can do to bring on labour. Massage has its limits.
I use a special body cushion set that allows you to lie face down during your massage. It’s safe to lie on and has an adjustable section where your bump goes, so it can accommodate your growing baby. If you prefer to lie on your side, that’s no problem at all. It’s your body and your comfort and peace of mind come first.
The massage routine for pregnancy massage covers the feet (if you want them massaged), calves and the back of the thighs, the top of the hips, the back, shoulders and neck. If your hands and arms are feeling tense, please let me know and I will work on these areas too.
I tend not to do the light spa-type of massage as this doesn’t really achieve much more than make you feel a bit sleepy (or irritated if you really want those tense muscles dealt with). I use deeper massage techniques where you need them, which is usually the hips, back and shoulders but the whole massage does tend to be relaxing. If you prefer a light massage and hate deep massage, just let me know.
A relaxing and destressing massage for new mums either at my therapy room or at your home. This massage helps to release tension in the shoulders and lower back caused by lifting and carrying your growing baby and also from holding during breastfeeding.