Why having a massage in pregnancy is beneficial for you and your baby

Trained sports massage therapist and fitness coach offering massage, pregnancy, post-natal, pelvic floor and core health fitness classes.

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Charlotte Lune, Women's Massage Therapist and Restorative Fitness Coach

Are you experiencing discomfort in pregnancy?

Pregnancy is a time of great physical and emotional changes for a woman. As the body adapts to accommodate a growing baby, many women experience a range of discomforts, including back pain, fatigue, and muscle aches. Massage can be a safe and effective way to alleviate these discomforts and promote overall wellbeing during pregnancy.

One of the main benefits of massage during pregnancy is that it can help to reduce stress and anxiety, which is great for Mum but also good for the baby. Pregnancy can be a stressful time, and massage can help to relax the mind and body, which in turn can improve mood and promote a sense of well-being. Massage can also help to reduce tension and pregnancy related aches and pains, which can be especially beneficial for women experiencing back pain or other types of discomfort.

Reduce feelings of stress and anxiety with a pregnancy massage

In addition to these physical benefits, massage during pregnancy can also have emotional and psychological benefits. Massage can help to reduce feelings of anxiety and depression, and can also improve sleep quality. This is particularly important during pregnancy, as sleep is vital for both the mother and the developing baby.

Pregnancy massage is a type of massage that is specifically tailored to the needs of pregnant women. It is generally performed in a side-lying position, which is comfortable for both the mother and the baby. Pregnancy massage can help to reduce swelling in the hands and feet, and can also alleviate lower back pain and other discomforts commonly experienced during pregnancy.

Pregnancy massage is one of my favourite types of massage that I perform, I love seeing my clients change and grow month by month and then return after the baby is born, it feels very special to be involved in this wonderful journey.

What happens at a pregnancy massage appointment

In the first treatment we will spend some time discovering what your specific needs and aims you would like from the treatment. I will then create a treatment plan that will address your individual issues. By combining my expertise in movement, exercise and massage, we will create an entirely bespoke treatment, along with a homecare prescription to help you make the most of your sports massage.

You can purchase individual treatments, or packages, which qualify you for a discount on the individual treatment price. If you have never had a treatment with me before, you will require an initial appointment (this is the same price as a one-off massage) but do contact me first if you unsure I can cover your specific needs or have any questions.

Book a massage treatment

If you are pregnant and considering getting a massage, book in for a treatment today. If you have never had a treatment with me before, please get in touch to find out which appointment is suitable for you or book in for an initial appointment to discuss your needs.

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