Pregnancy is a wonderful time for a woman, but with the joys of a new baby's development, comes many changes to the mothers' body often putting pressure on joints and ligament causing discomfort and pain. Research shows that the baby can also benefit greatly from massage as 'feel good' endorphins released by the mother during massage are passed onto the baby.
Benefits may include:
It provides an opportunity to rest, relax, and feel rejuvenated.
It is believed to reduce stress-related hormones.
It can help with joint and sciatic nerve pains and aid muscle relaxation.
It can improve mood and reduce anxiety.
It can help with the everyday aches and pains of pregnancy, such as a sore back, leg cramps, aches in the neck and swelling of the feet and ankles.
It can improve sleep, as the muscles become less tense and more relaxed.
In some cases, it can alleviate pregnancy-related heartburn and nausea.
- Massage is not permitted in the first trimester.
- Consent in writing must be obtained (using form below) from either GP or Midwife before treatment can be given.