‘Truly Bumptious’ Pregnancy Massage Treatment
Pregnancy is a truly wonderful time but it can take its toll on you mentally, physically and emotionally.
Not only can it help you to relax, massage can also help support your body and mind during a time of major physiological and emotional changes.
Benefits of pregnancy massage include:
- offering relief from pain, such as back-ache, tight shoulders and hips
- helping to manage tiredness, stress and anxiety
- managing the effects of swelling around the joints associated with fluid retention
Pregnancy massage is suitable for women from their second trimester onwards. Just like regular massage, there are some contraindications to pregnancy massage. Whilst the following list may not be exhaustive, please do contact us directly if you’re not sure pregnancy massage is suitable for you.
Contraindications of pregnancy massage:
- First trimester of pregnancy
- Morning sickness or extreme nausea
- Heavy vaginal discharge or if it is bloody or watery
- High blood pressure
- Diabetes (if taking medication)
- High temperature/fever
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- Unusual pain
- Contagious illness
If you have been diagnosed as having a high-risk pregnancy, written permission from your Doctor is required before any treatment.
Post-Natal Massage is also available, after consent has been given from your healthcare professional.