During the term of a pregnancy a woman's body can undergo vast and exciting changes. These changes can be physical or emotional. As the mother comes to terms with her new role this can be a challenging and emotional time.
Pregnancy massage can assist in balancing the body structurally, physically and emotionally. It may use a variety of techniques, with light to firm pressure, depending on the stage of pregnancy and the needs of the mother. It can help with the common aches and pains associated with pregnancy, as well as improving drainage to reduce fluid retention. It may also help the mother connect with her baby.
On request, simple massage techniques can be taught to the partner to use throughout the pregnancy and labour.
It is important that an expectant mum does not lose sight of the fact she is still a woman and taking time out for herself can help her give more to her new family.
The fitter and healthier you are physically and emotionally, the more balanced your birth experience can be, giving the best possible start to your new baby.
There are many different forms of massage. At Northside Therapies we offer the following:
- Remedial Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Hot Stone Massage