2017 by Jayne Knight

All pregnant women deserve a comforting, soothing and relaxing massage.During pregnancy a woman's body undergoes many changes, some of them stressful and uncomfortable. Massage is a perfect way to reduce stress and promote general well-being. Below are some of the benefits to a Pregnancy Massage:

Massage will help eliminate waste products and excess fluids trapped in the body's tissues through the lymphatic and circulatory systems, which combats fatigue and helps the mum feel more energetic.

  • By aiding circulation, massage eases the load on mum's heart and helps to keep her blood pressure in check.

  • Massage can help relieve depression or anxiety caused by hormonal changes.

  • Massage relieves many of the normal discomforts during pregnancy, such as tightening, stiffness, tension, backaches, leg cramps, headaches, and sore, swollen ankles and feet.

  • Massage increases local and general blood circulation, which brings more oxygen and nutrients to the cells of both the mother and fetus. This means greater vitality and less fatigue for mom and better nourishment for her baby.

  • Massage relaxes tense muscles and tones loose muscles, and can also increase muscular flexibility. Flexibility will be most helpful during the last trimester and during the birth itself.

  • Massage helps to soothe and relax nervous tension, which helps the mother sleep more easily and more deeply. Most doctors all agree that a relaxed mother will have a happier, healthier pregnancy and possibly an easier childbirth experience, too.

  • Massage helps to soothe and relax nervous tension, which helps the mother sleep more easily and more deeply. Most doctors all agree that a relaxed mother will have a happier, healthier pregnancy and possibly an easier childbirth experience, too.

I have been specially trained in effective massage positions and strokes. A detailed pregnancy medical history will be taken so a massage can be adapted to suit your needs.

Massage is not recommended for the first trimester unless written consent is given by your Doctor.

Pregnancy Massage