The pregnancy is a wonderful time when your body is transforming all the time to accommodate the brand-new life within you, however it might be an uncomfortable one time too with back aches, sore shoulders, tender muscles and fluid retention.
This is why every mum-to be should consider treating herself to this type of massage-
- Improved sleep
- Less anxiety
- A chance to connect with your baby
- Improved circulation
- Enhanced feelings of relaxation
- Soothes back ache
- Eases water retention
- Relieves other pregnancy aches and pains
- Hydrates skin and enhances skin flexibility
- Reduces stress on joints
- Can provide relief from pregnancy cramps
This massage accommodates for the altered shape of the client which requires some modification when it comes to positioning, keeping the client in a comfortable manner.
We give the option for the client to either sit on a stool, with her upper body supported by two pillows on the couch or else left side-lying positioning, this offers maximum comfort for the mother and baby. When the client is in a sitting position on a couch, the back is supported by two pillows, and another pillow under the legs.
The therapist uses a combination of effleurage, gliding strokes and kneading throughout the duration of the massage.