A pregnant's woman's body is constantly changing and developing so treatment needs to adapt to these changes and alleviate discomfort as it arises. Its important to choose a therapist that's undergone specialist training which can help with supporting your body and providing the nurturing and emotional support that is often needed during this time of transition to parenthood.
Therapeutic remedial massage can help with:
- Pain relief to sore neck and shoulders, a common area of discomfort affected by changes to your center of gravity and posture.
- Relief from lower back, hip and rib pain.
- Getting a good nights sleep with aids in reducing stress and anxiety.
- Reduction in the discomfort of oedema/swelling in the legs and feet, common towards the end of pregnancy.
Care must be taken during the first trimester but Pregnancy Massage is beneficial throughout the whole pregnancy. Various techniques are used as the client progresses through the pregnancy and massage may be performed whilst she is lying on her side, seated, or on a special belly mat that allows her to lie on her stomach.
Regular massage throughout the pregnancy has been shown to shorten labour time and aid the return to optimal fitness after birth.
'The opportunity to nurture and care for women throughout their pregnancy and beyond is a rewarding experience. Many women find that the transition to motherhood can often be fraught with difficulties and worry and that receiving support during this time can increase their energy and vitality . I utilise a variety of techniques to provide relief from pain, to release tension and ultimately help you feel more grounded and centered. I combine remedial, deep tissue and swedish massage techniques, tailoring each treatment based on your needs. Kerry
Massage during the early postnatal period can help the body to readjust and recover form the birth and pregnancy. Its often an exhausting time when support from your massage therapist can help over all wellbeing and assist in reducing postural strain from carrying and feeding your new baby. Studies have shown that postnatal massage can help reduce anxiety and fatigue. Kerry will ensure that you are comfortable throughout your massage and often using the pregnancy pillow postnatally helps reduce any pressure to the breast area for those breastfeeding or have had a caesarian delivery. Be assured that Kerry understands the joy and fatigue that having a new born entails.