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  • Writer's pictureGrace Harrop

Why you should be booking a pregnancy massage NOW!

A Pregnancy Massage is a treatment dedicated to the parent to be.

 With so much focus on the arrival of your baby, we sometimes forget sometimes the parents need some attention too!

woman receiving pregnancy massage
Side Lying Massage Technique

A massage session designed specifically for pregnancy can significantly improve the overall well-being of pregnant people. Here are some of the key advantages of prenatal massage:

1.Pain Relief: Prenatal massage can alleviate common pregnancy-related discomforts such as back pain, sciatic pain, muscle tension, and joint pain. As a massage therapist you can also help with many issues you would help a non-pregnant person by using some alternative positioning on the table.

2. Stress Reduction: Pregnancy can bring about physical and emotional stress. Pregnancy massage allows time focused specifically on the parent to be and allows them space away from the hecticness of preparing for a new baby! Prenatal massage, like all massage promotes relaxation by reducing stress hormones such as cortisol and increasing the release of feel-good hormones like serotonin and dopamine.

3.Relaxation: Massage provides a safe and nurturing environment for expectant mothers to relax, unwind, and share their concerns.

3. Improved Sleep: Many pregnant women experience sleep disturbances. Prenatal massage can help improve sleep quality by relaxing the body and mind, making it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep.

4. Reduced Swelling: Swelling, or edema, is a common issue during pregnancy, especially in the feet and ankles. Prenatal massage can help reduce swelling by improving circulation and fluid drainage.

5. Better Circulation: Massage increases blood flow, which is beneficial for both the mother and the developing fetus. Improved circulation helps deliver oxygen and nutrients to cells while removing waste products more efficiently.

6.Improved Posture: As the body changes during pregnancy, maintaining good posture can be challenging. Massage can help alleviate tension in the muscles responsible for maintaining posture, potentially reducing discomfort and postural problems.

7. Preparation for Labor: Some massage techniques used in prenatal massage focus on the lower back, hips, and pelvic area. These techniques may help prepare the body for labor by relaxing and lengthening the muscles and ligaments in these areas.

8. Faster Postpartum Recovery: The benefits of prenatal massage can extend into the postpartum period. Enhanced circulation and reduced muscle tension can contribute to a quicker recovery after childbirth.

woman receiving pregnancy massage
Pregnancy Massage Supine

At Bloom Wellbeing we use all our experience of Sports and Remedial massage and apply them to your changing body. Our experience as multi-disciplinary massage therapists have given us the knowledge and experience to create a bespoke treatment for the expectant parent.

Massage is safe at all stages of your pregnancy after the first trimester, so we can be with you on your journey all the way up to birth.

**Please not pregnancy massage is only available after the first 12 weeks of pregnancy

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