Pregnancy massage can be a wonderful way to ease an aching back or stiff shoulders or any other aches and pains you may be experiencing during your pregnancy, leaving you feeling relaxed and refreshed. As well as being relaxing and a lovely way to spoil yourself, a pregnancy massage is great for the emotional and physiological well being for both mother and baby.
How can pregnancy massage help?
- Reduces back pain and eases any muscle tension and aches
- Helps to improve circulation thus reducing fluid retention
- Stimulates the release of pain relieving endorphins which help to relieve stress, reduce pain and aid relaxation
- Encourage better sleep
- Boost energy levels
- Calms body and mind.
Each pregnancy massage is tailored to your individual needs. Different positions can be used, such as lying on your side, supported with plenty of cushions or sitting, or leaning forwards on a chair, to ensure you are safe and comfortable throughout the massage.
Some women find continuing to have massage once the baby is born, can offer a chance for some precious relaxation and may help with restoring and rebalancing the body after labour. Post-natal massage is available at Spire Dunedin Physiotherapy as soon as you feel ready
Many massage therapists do not recommend massage in the first trimester. Women with certain health conditions may not be able to have pregnancy massage. It is best to consult your doctor or midwife before booking to have any massage .
For treatment costs or to book an appointment, please contact Spire Dunedin Hospital Physiotherapy Department on 0118 955 3413 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.