Pregnancy Massages are becoming recognised as a go to treatment for expectant mothers. The aim is to relieve weight bearing areas, provide relaxation and leave you feeling lighter and brighter.
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. Postnatal massage helps your body to get back into shape, ease sore spots, and reduces tension. Plus, it gives you time to yourself!
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
- High temperature/fever
- Abdominal pain or cramping
- Unusual or identified pain