Pregnancy massage

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What is pregnancy massage?

There are two types of pregnancy massage: prenatal, which you receive during your pregnancy, and postnatal, which you have within the first few weeks after giving birth. Prenatal massage is a great way to get rid of aches, pains, anxiety and discomfort. No sports or deep tissue massage is allowed during pregnancy, because your joints are quite loose.

Benefits of pregnancy massage

There is a wide range of benefits for both pre and postnatal massage. Both are relaxing, relieving you of pain and stress. Prenatal massage can help with migraines and back pain, and even morning sickness. It improves circulation, and gives you relief from sciatica and heartburn.

When should I not go for pregnancy massage?

Do not go for any kind of massage during your first 12 weeks. If you are at high risk of miscarriage, don’t go for a massage. It is also recommended to avoid massage if you suffer from any of the following:

  • Morning sickness or extreme nausea

  • Heavy vaginal discharge

  • High blood pressure

  • Pre-eclampsia

  • Diabetes

  • High temperature/fever

  • Abdominal pain or cramping

  • Vomiting/diarrhoea

  • Unusual or identified pain

  • Contagious illness

1hr Pregnancy massage £45